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RETIRED, REHABBED, REBORN: THE ADAPTIVE REUSE OF AMERICA'S DERELICT RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS AND SCHOOLS. Robert A. Simons et al. Kent State University Press, 2017. Sacred Landmarks. Published in association with College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Cleveland State University. 392 pp. with 78 ills. (75 col.). 26 x 18 cm. LC 2016-8084 ISBN 9781606352564 In English.
Publisher's description: Each year in the United States, hundreds of religious buildings and schools become vacant or underutilized as congregations and populations merge, move, or diminish. These structures are often well located, attractive, eligible for tax credits, and available for redevelopment. In this practical and innovative handbook, authors Simons, DeWine, and Ledebur have compiled a step-by-step guide to finding sustainable new uses for vacant structures. The reuse of these important buildings offers those charged with revitalizing them an opportunity to capture their embodied energy, preserve local beloved landmarks, and boost sustainability. Rehabbing presents an opportunity for developers to recoup some value from these assets. Neighbors and other stakeholders also enjoy benefits as the historic structures are retained and the urban fabric of communities is preserved. Retired, Rehabbed, Reborn features ten in-depth case studies of adaptive reuse outcomes for religious buildings and public schools that have achieved varying degrees of success. Several case vignettes appear within various chapters to illustrate specific points. The book is a useful tool for architects, planners, developers, and others interested in reusing these important structures.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Architecture — Conservation/Restoration
Plans: 71,55
Worldwide Number: 170247
Paperbound $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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