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Historic Summit May 5, 2016

April 21, 2016

Historic Summit Thursday May 5, 2016 The 2016 Historic Summit will be held Thursday May 5, 2016 at the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Avenue, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Summit is free and everyone is welcome to attend. The 50th anniversary of the National Preservation Act will be commemorated with the keynote “Preservation 50: Mission Possible!” by K. Vance Kelley, AIA, Principal Treanor Architects and Advisor for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In addition to the keynote there will be a panel discussion of tips and tools for purchasing and renovating an older home featuring Penny Alonzo, KS State Bank; Eileen Meyer, ERA High Pointe Realty; Mel Borst, Borst Restoration and John Stamey, Re:done. Concurrent sessions will also be presented on renovating and register listing a Mid-Century modern house by Brenda Spencer, Spencer Preservation, and the process of rehabilitating Sam Kimble’s farmstead and its transformation into a vacation rental by Kail Katzenmeier, Capstone 3D Development Studio. After closing remarks there will be a drawing for door prizes. The Historic Summit is held every two years to discuss and learn about historic preservation in our community sponsored by the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance, the Riley County Historical Society and Museum and the Manhattan Historic Resources Board (the 2016 host.) For more information about the 2016 Manhattan area Historic Summit please call 785-565-6490. Riley County currently has thirty individual National Register properties (including one barn, a pair of radio towers and one archaeological site) two National Register Historic Districts and four State Historic Register listings. For more information about Kansas properties on the National and State Historic Registers go to

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