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Top Ten Myths about Historic Preservation & Renovation Feasibility
Studies provide a wealth of information that can dispel these top ten myths about historic preservation. That's one of the many services we can provide with our partners nationwide.

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Please contact us at (312) 550-7868 to start the process for your free preliminary analysis. Under the correct situations and business climate we will come to your city and view the project.
Remember: Restoring = Recycling. If we tear down these historic buildings we create more debris in landfills.

This list of “myths” was originally created by Jeff Wray, architect from Jeff Wray Architects from Dayton, Ohio.


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10. That old building is ready to fall down around our shoulders

9. You can't change the layout because it has a bunch of load bearing walls.

8. It has code violations left and right. There's no way to make it work with ADA.

7. The "hysterical" society won't let you make any changes. They'll even tell you what color to paint it!

6. We'll have to do all sorts of reproduction of historical stuff. It will probably cost a small fortune!

5. The building is full of asbestos and God knows what else!

4. Doesn't the city have some kind of free money or grant program?

3. The building has to come down to make room for parking.

2. My contractor says it will cost too much!

1. We'll be better off tearing it down and building something new!
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