18 July 2016

Repurposed Military Installations -- Sometimes not just the only and a GREAT option for preserving historical structures!



Repurposed Military Installations -- Sometimes not just the only and a GREAT option for preserving historical structures!

One way to preserve a building or site not able or desired to continue in the purpose for which it was constructed it to repurpose it.  We do often see historic buildings become museums, apartments or offices, while, unfortunately, we also see other historic buildings fall into disrepair, while still others are torn down to make way for new construction.

Well, in NC, one fort built in the early 19th century became a Baptist retreat -- Before the Baptists, Fort Caswell played role in 3 wars.

Of course, this got me curious to know what other creative ways military installations have been repurposed. War and Peace: 15 Repurposed Military Structures illustrates just a few of the really interesting way that some facilities have been repupurposed.

The reality is that if we want to preserve some elements of historical architecture for future generations to enjoy, repurposing is not just an option and necessary.


What repurposed military facility or building are you aware of?


Editor’s Note: Check out past Upfront with NGS articles on Preservation here.



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