Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Restoration

The process of repairing or renovating a building, work of art, etc., so as to restore it to its original condition or to a particular time - "the period of significance"

Reconstruction - Reproduction of the exact form and detail of a vanished building, structure, or part thereof, as it appeared at a particilar time.

Rehabilitation - Repair or alteration that enables buildings, structures or improvements to be efficiently utilized while preserving those features of buildings, structures or improvements that are significant to their historic, architectural and cultural values.

Adaptive reuse - Conversion of a building originally designed for a certain purpose to a different purpose

See also:

Buffalo's Historic ("Old") Buildings: The Bottom Line

Traditional Building Materials


Examples from Buffalo:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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