The preservation of historic structures – Saving our connections to our past
Throughout the centuries, man’s story has been represented in many aspects. Whether it is through his ancient writings, artifacts or in archaeological sites, man’s imprint is undeniable. With each new discovery, another chapter unfolds shedding more light on the everyday lives of our ancestors.
History has, for the most part, dictated the styles, construction modes and uses of homes throughout the world. Each building, from our past, has a story to tell. Commercial buildings can represent the industry that was prevalent during a particular era, while residential homes can portray the wealth or poverty of the region or time. During the early periods of history, timber was a common use for constructing homes. As time went by, new means of construction material came into use, such as, brick, stone, steel, etc. The introduction of these materials meant man could rethink the building process and construct even more structures suitable to his current needs.
Through the preservation of historic structures, we can study the different periods of our history and allow ourselves a look into our past. These structures are used as a time capsule in order for us to learn the techniques and materials utilized by the craftsmen of the time. These invaluable lessons are essential when it comes to the preservation of historic buildings.
It is extremely important that we preserve our old buildings. They truly are our connection to our past, and here at Scott Henson Architect, we are committed to preserving the historical integrity of historic structures.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our services or if you are ready to take on a historic building project.