Historic preservation workshop to be held in GR

The State Historic Preservation Office and Michigan State Housing Development Authority will hold a workshop in Grand Rapids on Thursday, Nov. 17.
Oct 26, 2011


It will be held at the Women’s City Club, 254 E. Fulton St., from 5-8:30 p.m.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be facilitated by Alan Levy and Kristine Kidorf of Goaltrac Inc. Refreshments will be provided.

Since 1927, the Women’s City Club has been located in the Martin Sweet House, a two-story Italianate Villa built in the 1860s.

Similar discussions have taken place around the state in Kalamazoo, Midland, Traverse City and Detroit. The workshops give Michigan residents a chance to share their vision for historic preservation in Michigan, identify the threats and opportunities facing Michigan’s historic resources, and set the direction for historic preservation activities throughout the state for the next five years.

“Grand Rapids is proof of how the rehabilitation of historic buildings contributes to vibrant communities,” State Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway said. “We are offering workshop participants an opportunity to meet with others who are interested in preserving our history and to discuss the future of historic preservation in this state. Public input that we gather at this workshop will help shape the preservation agenda for the next five years.”

Registration is required. Visit www.regonline.com/SHPOPlanGrandRapids to register for the Grand Rapids workshop by Nov. 14. For more information, call 517-373-1630.


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