‘Foong on Finance’ with Keat Foong: Historic Preservation Awards

By Keat Foong, Executive Editor

The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NHRA) in association with the National Trust Community Investment Corp. has honored eight historic buildings in its annual awards ceremony.

The properties are located in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, Kentucky and Iowa. The awards were presented at NHRA’s Fall Developers Forum.

“It is a privilege to honor these innovators who are so skilled at preserving the charm and values of the past in their communities while at the same time providing housing and economic development that fulfill contemporary needs,” says Thom Amdur, executive director of NHRA.

One of the winners was a former jail in Salem, Mass. that was originally constructed in 1819. The property has now been converted into 23 apartments and a restaurant.

One hopes that sometime in future, we can build buildings that match those of the 19th Century in design quality.