Canton Historic Preservation Awards

Categories 

Awards will be based on one of the four categories defined by the National Park Service

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Preservation places a high premium on the retention of all historic fabric through conservation, maintenance and repair. It reflects a building's continuum over time, through successive occupancies, and the respectful changes and alterations that are made.

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Rehabilitation emphasizes the retention and repair of historic materials, but more latitude is provided for replacement because it is assumed the property is more deteriorated prior to work. (Both Preservation and Rehabilitation standards focus attention on the preservation of those materials, features, finishes, spaces, and spatial relationships that, together, give a property its historic character.)

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Restoration focuses on the retention of materials from the most significant time in a property's history, while permitting the removal of materials from other periods.

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Reconstruction establishes limited opportunities to re-create a non-surviving site, landscape, building, structure, or object in all new materials

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