historic preservation

Historic preservation {guest post by Kent Carlson}

  The following is a guest post by Kent Carlson, who has restored a few historic structures in his lifetime. Kent wrote a¬†favorable editorial about the Maplenol Barn¬†back in January 2011. He now writes about the original homestead that is being threatened by the Iowa State Fair Board of Directors.…

Creative re-use of historic buildings

I am a fan of history. If you follow me on GooglePlus+, you might see a photo of me outside the Antique Archaeology/American Pickers shop. You might see me asking architect Steve Wilke-Shapiro questions about historic structures that reveal my ignorance. It’s OK to laugh at my lack of education.…