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Thursday, May 29 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
(Architecture + Objects Session) Developing a Modern Approach to Historic Preservation for a Modernist City: The Columbus, Indiana Story

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In June of 2013, I was hired by the City of Columbus, Indiana to develop a preservation plan for the city within its newly-formed “Columbus Arts District.” This area of the city has many resources listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and three National Historic Landmarks (there are a total of seven National Historic Landmarks in the city, all of which are “Modern” and constructed after 1941).

Columbus is a remarkable city of less than 45,000 residents, and a well-recognized history of supporting Modern architecture and public art, which has continuously garnered it national attention and a solid tourism base.

Despite this, the city has no formalized mechanism for the preservation and conservation of its historic assets.

This paper will present my work developing a preservation plan for the city that balances preservation and development and keeps in mind the need to maintain a growing tourism industry.

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Richard McCoy

Principal, Richard McCoy & Associates
I'm a conservation and historic preservation consultant in the state of Indiana, educator, writer, researcher, guy who loves his family.

Thursday May 29, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom B-C

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