Learn “Preservation Fundamentals” at two-day seminar in Clarence this week

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Asa Ransom House, 10529 Main Street was built in 1853.

Historic preservation is a hot topic in Western New York. We’re a region rich in history and a region that struggles to ensure our historic buildings and sites continue to exist for centuries to come.

If you have ever wanted to know more about the fundamentals of historic preservation, this week is the perfect opportunity to learn.  New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Town of Clarence Historic Preservation Commission are hosting a two-day learning seminar on Friday, April 29th (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and Saturday, April 30th (8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). The seminar is $35 per person and will be held at the Clarence Town Park Club House.

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Clarence Town Park Club House on Main Street was built in 1911.

There will be presentations on Preservation Theory & Planning, Preservation Legal Issues and Architectural Issues. The presentations will be given by BERO Architecture from Rochester. The event is open to both professionals and residents.

Town of Clarence Historic Preservation Commission is devoted to protecting and enhancing the landmarks and historic districts which represent distinctive elements of the Town of Clarence’s historic, architectural, social, economic, and cultural heritage.

Historic Preservation Commission member, and Main Street business owner (Canvas Salon & Gallery) Jaime Brawdy understands the importance of historic preservation issues within Clarence. She sees it as a critical theme for our community.

Town of Clarence Historic Preservation Commission member and Main Street business owner, Jaime Brawdy.
Town of Clarence Historic Preservation Commission member and Main Street business owner, Jaime Brawdy.

“As a business owner it is important to me that my community respects historic preservation because it keeps our town unique and attractive to not only our residents but our neighboring townships. Keeping small business alive and well is a result of pride in ones community,” said Brawdy.

With the wealth of information being presented, Ms. Brawdy believes that everyone will walk away from the seminar with increased knowledge and enlightenment on the subject.

“I would hope that the attendees would be able to take away a deeper appreciation for the hard work that goes into maintaining historic structures and the ordinances in place to protect them,” said Brawdy. “I would also hope that they come out with a better understanding in how they as an individual can assist their 10897MainStreetcommunity in maintaining and designating these structures.”

For more information about this seminar, please visit here!

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