As part of our free Spring and Fall Workshop series for members of area Preservation Boards and Commissions, we met up last week at the Morgan-Manning House (headquarters for the Western Monroe Historical Society) in the village of Brockport. With Thanksgiving just two days away, an intimate (and dedicated!) group gathered from communities such as Palmyra, Naples, Fairport, Greece, Brockport, Batavia, even Buffalo!
The topic for the evening:
Making the Case in Your Community:
The Economics of Preservation & Main St Revitalization
(with a short case study from Associate Director of Preservation, Larry Francer, on the Courthouse Girls of Farmland)
The takeaway message: Preservation makes sense. Rehabilitation of our older buildings and structures fosters economic development, community revitalization, and creates more jobs per dollar invested than new construction or other industries.
For those who couldn’t make it, you can view the full presentation by clicking below:
Thank you to the Village of Brockport and the Western Monroe Historical Society for hosting us!