- Culturally a community is richer for having the tangible presence of past eras and architectural styles.
- Economically a community benefits from increased property values and tax revenues when significant buildings are protected and made the focal point of revitalization and when the community is attractive to visitors seeking “heritage” tourism opportunities.
- Socially a community benefits when citizens take pride in its architectural history and mutual concern for the protection of the architectural building fabric.
- Developmentally a community benefits from having a concerted and well-defined planning approach for the protection of significant architectural buildings while accommodating healthy growth.
- Environmentally a community benefits when buildings are restored or rehabilitated rather than demolished and disposed of in the community landfill.
- Educationally a community benefits through teaching local heritage and the understanding of the past and the resultant cultural respect by its citizens.
Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota High School will soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Secretary of the Interior is responsible for establishing standards for all programs under Departmental authority and for advising Federal agencies on the preservation of historic properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Click to read more about the standards for rehabilitation.