Thursday, April 19, 2007

Resources for Battling Mansionization

After writing about the problems of Mansionization here in Prince George's County (Supersize My House), I came across an article from last December in the Washington Business Journal about homeowners who have decided to remodel rather than tear down.

That article took me to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which ranked tear-downs in older neighborhoods as one of the 11 most endangered historic places in 2002. It has developed an advocacy program for communities that want to stop the bulldozers and has a resource guide for protecting older neighborhoods.

Definitely worth surfing through the many links and articles there.

-- Susan Pruden

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