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Preservation Round Table: Renovation and Reuse

September 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Join Preservation New Jersey for a discussion of topics impacting the historic preservation field and the historic resources of New Jersey. This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey through a series of lectures, tours, and other events at or about endangered places. The September Round Table will takes place at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, listed on the 10 Most in 2009, it is currently being maintained and cared for by Preservation New Jersey.

Renovation and Reuse: From Vacant to Vibrant

Christa J. Gaffigan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate, Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC

Historic buildings are vacated for many different reasons and often remain so for years before another occupant or owner comes along. During that time, these buildings may suffer from lack of maintenance, exposure to weather, and sometimes obsolescence. Reusing existing historic buildings is almost always a viable option, and a successful renovation can result in an appropriate and sustainable reoccupation of the building. During the discussion, we will explore two case studies – the 1867 Sanctuary and Rutgers University Newark Alumni Center – that demonstrate the value of reusing existing buildings and to discuss how they were transitioned from vacant to thriving in a relatively brief amount of time.

RSVP at https://www.preservationnj.org/round-table-201909/

Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation at the door: $5 members, $10 non-members. Your generous donation helps PNJ sustain its efforts in furtherance of historic preservation in NJ.

Seeking AIA CEU for this event.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.


September 11, 2019
6:30 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map