Know a Building You Think Should Be Preserved? This Class Will Show You How to Landmark It

The Sunset Park Central Historic District. Photo by Susan De Vries

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    If you have a historic building or neighborhood that you think is worthy of local designation but aren’t sure how to start the process, the Historic Districts Council is offering some tips and tools as part of their Summer 2021 Preservation School.

    Preservationist Sara Bean Apmann will lead participants through the process of submitting a Request for Evaluation (RFE) to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the first step. The evening will cover understanding LPC priorities, researching a building, and writing a persuasive argument for the significance of a property.

    The online class, “Writing an RFE for the LPC,” takes place on Tuesday, June 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. Other sessions remaining on the calendar for the June series include “How to Engage and Nurture Community Groups” and “Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation.”

    For the full schedule and information on how to RSPV visit the online calendar. Each offering is $15 or $10 for members of the Historic District Council and seniors.

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