Self-Congratulatory Moment.

May celebrates Historic Preservation month, http://www.preservationnation.org/take-action/preservation-month/. Those who have contributed to the preservation and adaptation of historic places in America are celebrated by The National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as by local bodies.  16 U.S.C. §470a.

Tonight I am excited to accept an award in the category of best adaptive use of an existing structure from the local Historic Review Board.  My renovation of an ugly duckling building, restoring its original curved corners, and upgrading it with an Art Deco facade and interior, was like IP – fun, but challenging.

Attorneys, who fill in many spaces in downtowns and renovate existing structures, have done as much as any group to contribute to historic preservation and revival.  So, give yourselves a pat on the back, and invite your community to visit that office which gives pride to your profession.