City historic resource administrator to talk about link between historic preservation and sustainability

The Vermilya-Boener house, at East 1400 and North 1900 roads northwest of Lawrence, is on the Kansas Preservation Alliance Inc.’s list of endangered historic places.

The Vermilya-Boener house, at East 1400 and North 1900 roads northwest of Lawrence, is on the Kansas Preservation Alliance Inc.’s list of endangered historic places.

Many of us know that the promise of new technology could lead to a more sustainable world. But what place do older buildings hold in helping create green communities?

On Thursday night, Lynne Zollner, a historic resource administrator for the city of Lawrence, will address that question.

During the seminar, Zollner will cover the preservation of historic structures and how they can be a key component of a sustainable community. Preserving old buildings enhances a community’s cultural, environmental and economic resources, Zollner believes.

The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Carnegie Building, Ninth and Vermont streets.

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Michael Capra 3 years, 9 months ago

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Lawrence Morgan 3 years, 9 months ago

Who in the world could not love a house like this? First of all, the talk needs to be taped, so that people who work or who are in other parts of the country could hear it. Second, there needs to be a huge book, both published and online, with all the historical houses of Kansas, with text on each one. Tours could then take place all over Kansas-just one of many different kinds of visitor and home-state tours. But these houses, what a treat! They must be modernized, so that people can live in them comfortably, but the essence must be there for others to enjoy. In many cases, a house is almost like a park, worth seeking out and enjoying. THIS is an example of what historical Kansas is all about! I hope the tape is made as well, with any questions that come up during the talk. Lawrence Morgan

Lawrence Morgan 3 years, 9 months ago

I have to say one more thing. The British and Australians aren't the only ones who have these kinds of houses, which do wonderfully for television and broadcasting scenes. Kansas, too, could have houses such as this serve for an entire sitcom or TV Series. Why not bring TV in a real way to Kansas, and choose really good plots that could be seen throughout the world, with houses such as these, like the British and Australians have? Lawrence

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