344 pp., 6 x 9, 133 color plates, 2 tables, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7700-2
Published: October 2023
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This richly illustrated, fully revised and redesigned second edition includes detailed projects to renovate vacant houses in working-class neighborhoods; reflections on addressing racial equity through preservation; an expanded section on using preservation easements; and summaries of revolving fund programs around the country. Buying Time for Heritage is an indispensable resource for those looking to save the special places of our collective past.
About the Author
J. Myrick Howard is past president of Preservation North Carolina, a statewide, nonprofit historic preservation organization and a national leader in the field.
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Praise for the First Edition of Buying Time for Heritage: "Probably the best book ever written on how to do preservation in the real world. Based on Howard's thirty years of experience running a revolving fund, it contains essential lessons for all preservationists on how to accomplish more with less. Engagingly written for a 'can do' audience, the book makes clear that success in saving buildings depends less on huge endowments than every-day business 'smarts.' It should be the lead book on every preservationist's bookshelf."—Robert E. Stipe, Noted preservation educator and author, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
"Buying Time for Heritage is essential for preservationists and students of preservation around the country to learn how to transform buildings and towns using Preservation North Carolina's work as a guide. Myrick Howard is a national leader in the field of historic properties redevelopment programs and has inspired historic preservationists to add such programs to their work."—Mary Anthony, The 1772 Foundation
"Reusing our older and historic buildings is a prime tenet of both the conservation and preservation movements. Avoiding the usual real estate jargon, Myrick translates the complicated world of real estate development into concepts we can all understand and embrace."—Paul Edmondson, former president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation