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for North Carolina Preservation Vol. Issue 53, Oct/Nov 1984
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Since 1980, the North Carolina Main Street Program has been working with selected cities to bring new life to their downtowns. Focusing on revitalization within the context of historic preservation, the program has demonstrated over the years the effectiveness of such an approach in the state.
Federal, or Adamesque, architecture from the late 18th to the early 19th centuries, ushered in a new period of refinement and attention to detail lacking in the Georgian style. In North Carolina, artisans recreated some elements of the Federal style with the addition of their own interpretations.
Even though historic preservation has become popular due to its proven economic benefits, land development pressures are increasingly threatening historic and architecturally significant buildings. A new tool--although not a new idea--may be moving buildings for historic preservation.