Kentwood Historic Preservation Commission

Special Event - June 1 - Saturday - 2013.

KHPC mission statement

Some of the commission staff. Left click on an images for a larger versions.

Top left image, left to right: Ester Middlewood, Ray Boisvenue, Dale Heyboer.

Top right image, left to right, Dave Van Dyke, Debargha Segupta.

Bottom left image: Sherry Agostinelli

Bottom middle image: Linda Pacic

Bottom right image: Joyce Thompson

There has been a lot of churn in the makeup of the commission since March, 2006, when the photos above were taken. Below are some photographs of some newer members of the commission.

Some of the new commission staff, as of 2011. Left click on an images for a larger versions.

In the middle, in the left hand photograph above, is new - as of January, 2011 - commissioner Bruce B. Butgereit. The center photograph shows Jim Muller. In the righthand photograph, above, is Lisa Golder, who works for the city of Kentwood.

Some of the new commission staff, as of 2011. Left click on an images for a larger versions.

Eloise Haven, above, left, is a returning KHPC commissioner, and Geraldine Norman, above, right, is a new KHPC commission as of May, 2011.

Some of the new commission staff, as of October, 2012. Left click on an images for a larger versions.

New members of the commission as of Octboer, 2012: Jackie Perrin, left, and Jennefer Dennis and Lisa Golder, right.

The material on this web site supplements the activities of the Kentwood Historic Preservation Commission, but is not in any way officially part of the commission. Scans of interesting and useful material made available by the commission are made available here, in some cases perhaps only until the commission moves it to a more permanent location. In any case, it is available now to interested users.

Why preservation and documentation are important.

Left click on the image above for a large version.

The situation above speaks for itself. Years of restoration work gone, as well as the object of the restoration itself. No doubt treasures inside were lost as well. It's very important to make copies of historical material and store it outside the historical structure. ( In fact just about any household would be wise to do something similar. ) And it's important to produce a large number of photographs of a structure. This is easy and inexpensive in year 2007, and could easily become the only record of a structure remaining after some kind of disaster.

All of the material has been scanned using high resolution, in order to preserve detail. This of course results in large images, and in general a user will have to move the images around in their browser in order to view them entirely. All images are in JPEG format, and can easily be reduced in size for specific purposes.

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