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HSC Building Marker Info-Now Awarded in April

Guidelines for Buildings
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 9 were used as guidelines for our Building Marker Program.  Excerpts are as follows:
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
Standard 1    Retain Original Use or Find a Compatible New Use
Historic use preferred
New use should require minimal changes to the defining characteristics of the building, its site and its environment
Standard 2    Do Not Remove or Alter Features and Spaces that Characterize a Property
Retain and preserve historic character
Avoid removal of character-defining materials
Avoid altering significant features and spaces
Standard 3    Do Not Create a False Sense of Historical Development
Respect as a physical record of its time, place, and use
Avoid creating a false sense of history
Standard 4    Retain Changes that have Acquired Historic Significance in their Own Right
Standard 5    Preserve Distinctive Features, Finishes, Construction Techniques and Craftsmanship
Standard 9    Use Compatible Contemporary Design for New Construction
Do not destroy defining characteristics
Differentiate new from old
Compatible:  materials, features, size, scale & proportion, massing
These standards were adapted to use as guideline for applicants, however the ultimate decision falls upon the discretion of the building marker program committee.
How to Apply
To apply, please request an application from the Historical Society of Clinton, or pick one up from the front desk of the library.  Fill out the application to the best of your ability and provide as much research as you can.  Further assistance is available from our archivist Sharon Scott, or any of the building marker committee members.