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the Center for Historic American Building Arts ReVisioning New Jersey's Largest Historic District 31 West Commerce Street Bridgeton, NJ 08302 English: 856-369-1300 (new!) Español: 856-221 3239 cell: 201-321-3813

 Creates...
 Connects...

...people with each other and with the skills for better quality of life.

... across regions and disciplines  to improve the environment, economy, job prospects, education and quality of life.

MAKING THE PAST LAST

  

We think preservation isn’t just about pretty exteriors. It’s about safe, vibrant, green and sustainable neighborhoods with great stories to tell. It’s about building better communities through creative, hands-on placemaking.


And “compliance”? Whether you’re a renter, owner, contractor or other business, it’s Just another word for keeping it real.


Here in Bridgeton our bilingual free neighborhood-based “HomeFronts” workshops share what people need to know about the benefits of living “historic” ...how re-using rather than replacing can be cost-effective as well as protect our BIG home, the Earth!  


The better to make a difference in, my dear!


There’s a great big story--and a lot of little ones--in the state’s largest historic district ...about how the dreams of people from everywhere in the world shaped two amazing American centuries. 

  

That story is written on our streetscapes. Every turret or slice of “gingerbread” declares a striving to be independent... and just a little bit different...as people created communities--became neighbors--prayed and celebrated with and helped one another.

  

It’s a story

worth saving.

It’s a story

worth sharing.

IT’s OUR story.

And it STILL matters.

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... strategies for building safe, attractive neighborhoods, and for keeping them that way. 

 Collaborates...

Be bold. Share ideas. Be generous. Share wisdom.

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We provide free training, and the tools and information people need to make old houses work for new families. We take the fear-factor out of Historic District Commission reviews. If you need one we’ll even go   with you--   for free!  

OH MY...WHAT A BIG DISTRICT YOU HAVE!

people valuing preservation... valuing people

preservation FOR THE people

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