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Property Owners Celebrate History!

Campbell's Historic Preservation Board hosts social for historic property owners

To celebrate Historic Preservation Month, last Wednesday May 16th, the Historic Preservation Board of Campbell hosted an outdoor social at the Ainsley House Gardens in honor of owners of historic Campbell properties.

By all accounts it was a smashing success with over 60 property owners attending.  The guest list also included staff members of the City of Campbell such as Planner Steve Prosser, Planning Manager Paul Kermoyan, City Manager Amy Brown and Mayor Mike Kotowski.

“We felt it was important to thank historic property owners for the care and pride they display everyday by preserving their property and keeping Campbell’s history alive for future generations” said board member JoElle Hernandez. 

The other purpose of the social was to provide property owners with an informal forum to network with one another, share stories and meet historic design experts such as architects and contractors. 

Board Chair Susan Blake said, “It was wonderful to see so many property owners coming together especially the folks from Alice Avenue which is the City’s only officially designated historic district.” 

The Historic Preservation Board is an advisory board to the City Council. Members are appointed by the Council to serve a 4 year term and help preserve the City’s historic architecture, resources and character.  The current members are Susan Blake, Todd Walters, JoElle Hernandez, Masel Sheehan, Laura Taylor Moore. The event was paid entirely with personal funds from the members. 

Campbell businesses also showed their support for historic preservation by donating raffle prizes for the event. Special thanks to , , , , , , , and .

Well done Historic Preservation Board!

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Mayra Flores de Marcotte May 21, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Wow. Thanks for writing this up, Joe. I was bummed not to have been able to attend, especially since local history is something I personally enjoy. Glad to hear that it was well attended and that stories were shared. Would love to hear some of them ... :)

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