Planning for the Future of a Midcentury House

“Everything went really well. New History was easy to work with and they have a deep understanding of how the process works. I felt like I was working with real people instead of an impersonal government agency."

- Cheryl Caponi, Executive Director, Caponi Art Park

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CAPONI ART PARK

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LOCATION

 

CLIENT

CONSTRUCTED

PROJECT DATE

PROJECT SCOPE

Eagan, MN

Caponi Art Park

1950

2020

Historical research, evaluation of National Register of Historic Places eligibility

An evaluation of a Midcentury home opens doors for the future.

CHALLENGE

The Anthony Caponi Home is a Midcentury house designed and constructed by the late Twin Cities sculptor and arts educator Anthony Caponi, located within the 60-acre Caponi Art Park in the Twin Cities suburb of Eagan. As part of planning for the long-term preservation and maintenance of the house, the current owner sought to understand the property’s potential eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, and obtained a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to complete a National Register property evaluation.

 

SUCCESS

Following archival research and an on-site assessment of the house, New History recommended the property as eligible for the National Register, and also recommended a property evaluation of the larger art park. New History’s work has paved the way for a future grant-funded evaluation of the entire art park, positioning not only the house but potentially the park for National Register listing and its associated benefits.

NEW HISTORY  |  575 9th St SE Suite#215  |  Minneapolis, MN  55414  |  (612) 843-4140
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