This is Part 2 on my reflection of the Providence Symposium that I attended on 10/12. If you haven’t read it, you can do so here.
As I stated yesterday, I really enjoyed the symposium, but on a minor note, I wish that I had known about the Twitter hashtag for it in the morning as I would have tweeted the whole day…then again my phone would have died, so I guess it all worked out. It was fun to interact with someone else via Twitter sitting in the same session. I hope that by sharing my Tweets from the afternoon breakout session, we can continue the conversation here.
So, here they are.
- If you live in a local historic district, were you aware of it when you moved in? How long until you found out?
- As a preservationist, what preservation surprises have you experienced?
- Is it the actual shingles or the context that is important in a local historic district when it comes to preservation?
- “You may hate the building now, but your kids and grand kids may come to like it.”
- Should you need a building permit to build anew before you can demolish the existing building?
- Demolishing the building won’t get you your building permit faster, but it will keep a place’s context together longer.
- “At the end of the day, we are all concerned about the built environment.”
- “Who is authorized to speak for the neighborhood” when it comes to preservation?
Feel free to comment about any of them as they go beyond Providence and Rhode Island. I look forward to hearing from you.