In the spring of 2014, I was asked by the City of Huntsville, AL to help complete baseline documents for a facade easement for the Mason Furniture Company building located at 115 East Clinton Avenue. Working with Cissy Cates, Deputy City Attorney, work began immediately. The easement was broken down into two parts. The legal portion of the facade easement was completed by Cissy Cates, and the baseline documentation portion was completed by myself. Both of us worked to edit the easement to ensure that the building was properly protected.
The project began with a thorough documentation of the site and building followed by extensive primary and secondary source research. The end result was a 124 page document that covered a brief history of the building, a description of the building’s exterior, a visual survey and preservation assessment, and a list of recommended preservation resources.