Chattanooga Engineers Club

AIA - Houston Museum Renovation and Preserving History

  • 19 Jun 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Edney

The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts houses Anna Houston’s collection, from water pitchers (trustees counted 15,000 in her barn after her death). Though art glass was the Museum's specialty, Anna's collection includes Early American antique furniture pieces. Early American furniture and rare Tennessee pieces of furniture such as sugar chests, corner cupboards and tables are displayed.

Last month the museum started a renovation project.

With the renovation as the backdrop, AIA is hosting a presentation from Todd Morgan, Executive Director of Preserve Chattanooga.

Presentation Summary:

Historic Preservation is grassroots, multi-faceted movement that focuses on the educational, environmental, cultural, aesthetic, social, and economic impact of historic resources. Understand the foundation of historic preservation as a movement in the United States, financial incentives available for historic properties, what to know when working on a structure located within a historic district and discuss some of America's best adaptive reuse projects. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. The legal and historic foundations of preservation in America.
  2. Financial incentives for historic properties.
  3. Working within historic districts (local versus national). 
  4. Innovative adaptive reuse projects.
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