On Monday I had the opportunity to tour the construction site for the new buildings on campus. The "new" buildings are actually two old music buildings and an old church that are being rennovated into music performance and practice spaces. The project is being partially funded by historical tax credits after the buldings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places last year. The architect of the project gave a presentation about what it means for a building to be on the Register of Historic Places and how that changes the requirements when rennovating that building. Maintaining the integrity of the original architecture is one of the main restrictions when rennovating an historic building. More information about the National Register of Historic Places can be found on the National Park Service website.
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