What is an historic property?

by Andrew Shaffer  on June 27, 2018 | | No comments

Historic properties are formally designated resources with local, state or national significance that meets specific criteria. These normally include association with important historical events or patterns of events, or association with individual people, or groups of people. They may be significant for: artistic merit; as products of noted architects, landscape architects, craftspeople, designers or engineers; embody advances in technology or engineering; or, exemplify extraordinary workmanship or use of materials. They must display enough physical integrity to convey their significance. They have specific physical boundaries that are clearly mapped, distinguish contributing and non-contributing features, and are associated with historical contexts.

About the Author

Andrew Shaffer is the California Preservation Foundation’s Engagement Director. His job includes sharing stories of CPF’s work and collaborating with members and partner organizations on preservation issues across California. Prior to joining CPF, he studied at the University of San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin, where he specialized in LGBTQ history, preservation, and activism. Andrew is a transplant to San Francisco and loves showing off his adopted hometown to people from all over the world.