Monday, November 4, 2013

Historic Preservation in History 206: Intro to Public History

Debbie Loveless, University Registrar, spoke to students in History 206: Introduction to Public History. She focused on her work in the field of historic preservation, including placing a building on the National Register of Historic Places. Loveless focused on vernacular architecture and issues facing preservationist. She worked on documenting and preserving the Loveless Café (no relation to her) and an historical black school in Kentucky. Class discussion included the balancing act of preserving and using property as the owners of Loveless Café declined nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. This was one of a variety of topics covered, including the property owner’s desires, zoning, tourism, and economic development.

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