History Revealed: Research + Restoration
Research + Restoration: Using History to Inspire Your Home’s Rehabilitation
With Elyse Jensen, Mollie Spillman and Rich Arpi
History Revealed Series
June 8, 2021, 7:00 pm
Video on YouTube
In partnership with Rethos: Places Reimagined
Irvine Park homeowner and restorer Elyse Jensen, RCHS Curator Mollie Spillman and RCHS Research Associate Rich Arpi in a panel discussion. They will share insights on how you can research the history of your home or property, to help you make choices that are functional, but also respect your home’s history.
Restorer Elyse Jensen shared the research her family did on their home in Irvine Park to guide their rehab & design projects. Using archival data, old newspapers, stories from former owners, etc., they were able to make choices that preserved and renovated their home and also kept the historic nature of the house and the neighborhood. Her experience can help inspire & teach other homeowners about using research to explore their homes’ histories & futures.
RCHS Research Associate Rich Arpi provided insights on what the RCHS Collection has to offer homeowners looking to research their property, including building permits, plat maps, survey photos and more.
Featured image: The Ohage House in the Irvine Park neighborhood of St. Paul, undergoing restoration, date unknown (built in 1889). From the RCHS Collection.
Past History Revealed Programs
More videos of some of our past History Revealed programs are available on the RCHS YouTube channel.
Ramsey County Historical Society Youtube Channel
To purchase titles from the History Revealed series, or other books of interest, see our partner, Subtext Books at https://subtextbooks.com/