Preservation Easements In Lincoln
Historic Preservation Easements in Lincoln are recorded on the property deeds of two Modern Houses and in both cases professional preservation guidance and Stewardship are provided through Historic New England.
The 1937 Hoover House, the first Modern House in Lincoln, was designed by Lincoln's most prolific Modern architect, Henry B. Hoover, for his family.
The 1963 Flansburgh House was designed by architect and founder of Flansburgh & Associates, Earl Flansburgh, for his family.
Historic Preservation Easements
A historic preservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement, typically in the form of a deed, which permanently protects a significant historic building. Since it is a perpetual easement, an owner is assured that the property's historic character will be preserved.
For more information visit the website of the National Park Service: www.nps.gov/tps/tax-incentives/taxdocs/easements-historic-properties.pdf
Professional Stewardship, offered by third party non-profits or governmental organizations, is often the method of choice to assure Preservation Easements are adhered to for a historically significant property.
For more information visit the webstie of Historic New England: www.historicnewengland.org
The efforts “brought serious attention to the preservation needs of these unique properties in Lincoln and even nationally.”
Joseph Cornish, Senior Preservation Manager Historic New England, in “Afterword,” Breaking Ground: Henry B. Hoover New England Modern Architect
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Photo credits: Hoover house right, Lara Kimmerer courtesy ModernMass.com; Flansburgh House, Historic New England.