Historic Restorations & Preservations
The terms restoration and preservation are often misused and misunderstood by many people.
Restoration is to restore the building to its original form or to its form at a particular point in history. For example, the T.R.R. Cobb House was restored to its appearance in 1852, the year that T.R.R. Cobb performed a major remolding and addition consisting of the octagonal wings.
Preservation specifically means to preserve the building as it is and is mainly used when referring to a building that has remained largely unchanged over its lifetime. The Taylor-Grady House is an example of a structure that has retained its original appearance.
The Joshua Hill House and the Goodwin-Reuss houses are both examples of structures that have had major renovations or additions over time. The renovations are a hybrid of both restoration and preservation.
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