Monday, March 26, 2007

Economics of Historic Preservation Author to Lecture

Donovan Rympkema, who wrote The Economics of Historic Preservation, will be the keynote speaker at the first James Gamble Rogers II Colloquium on Historic Preservation, Thursday April 12, 2007, 6:30 pm, at Rollins College's Bush Auditorium.

Rympkema's consulting firm, PlaceEconomics, "specializes in services to public and non-profit sector clients who are dealing with downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic structures," according to its website. The site provides links to publications such as Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing: The Missed Connection (National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2003), and recommendations for further reading on this important topic.

The James Gamble Rogers II Colloquium will include the presentation of the 2007 Friends of Casa Feliz Historic Preservation Award to two Winter Park area preservation projects. Casa Feliz, designed by James Gamble Rogers II, is a historic house museum. The story of the house's restoration has its own website.

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