Keystone Heights Heritage Commission holds workshop for owners of historic houses

By Natalie Gilstrap For Clay Today
Posted 9/28/22

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – The Keystone Heights Heritage Commission recently held a Heritage Home Workshop at the Keystone Heights Pavilion for local homeowners of historic homes 75 years and older.

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Keystone Heights Heritage Commission holds workshop for owners of historic houses

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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – The Keystone Heights Heritage Commission recently held a Heritage Home Workshop at the Keystone Heights Pavilion for local homeowners of historic homes 75 years and older.

The workshop was one of the many projects the committee has planned to host to bring the community of historic homes together.

“Collectively, we are trying to create a community within a community for historic home owners. So they can share design concepts, local and distant home repair resources, architecture consistency and fellowship,” said Nina Rodenroth, Chair of the Keystone Heights Heritage Commission.

The purpose of the event was to share with the historic homeowners the resources available to them through Vishi Garig, the director of the archives for Clay County, and to inform them about the Keystone Heights Heritage Commission.

There were 35 attendees, including 11 historic homeowners, Mayor Karen Lake, City Manager Lyn Rutkowski, three city council members, and the commission. During the workshop, Clay County Archivist Vishi Garig presented the group with helpful information regarding how to research their historic homes. In addition, Rodenroth shared information about the organization and the requirements for receiving a historic plaque. Lastly, the event had a brunch provided by Clyde’s Cozy Corner Café and the homeowners were given a personal packet with a picture of their historic home, information about receiving a historic plaque and an inventory of the historic homes in the area.

The overall outcome of the event was positive.

“It was very well received,” Rodenroth said.

She said homeowners showed their interest by asking questions and even expressed how much they enjoyed the event along with everyone else. As of now, the committee is working toward future projects that will further bring the community of historic homes together. They also plan to hold another workshop next year for those who own homes that are 50 years and older.

“We will still hold it once a year because folks deserve to know and hear from Vishi how they can research their home,” Rodenroth said.

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