Preservation of Historic Structures

Historic structures are incredible witnesses of our nation’s past. Preserving them is our responsibility, and a respectful gesture to our collective history. They allow us to feel the presence of our ancestors, and better understand how they lived. They give us evidence and insight into the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the work accomplished with different tools, different means and different methods. They provide a connection to memories.

In the United States, the U.S. Department of the Interior has published and maintained Standards and Guidelines for the Preservation of Historic Properties since 1976. These standards provide a basis for discussion and guidance during the process of determining a reasoned course of action concerning the restoration and preservation of historic structures.

The Cascadian School of Log Building & Design is well versed in these standards, and uses them to actively advocate for the preservation of historic cabins, barns and other log structures in need of repair and reuse. In our experience, a majority of these structures can be put back into service with the right combination of skill, experience, and of course, hard work.

When we are not in active workshop sessions, the experienced staff at The Cascadian School of Log Building & Design can provide assistance with these types of historic restoration projects, offering services such as:

  • Project Consultation
  • Preservation Planning
  • On-Site Project Management
  • Worker Training
  • Specialty Build & Restoration Tasks

Please contact us to discuss your specific preservation project, and how The Cascadian School can help restore your property so that it may be enjoyed for generations to come.

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