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
Caponi Art Park
Historical research, evaluation of National Register of Historic Places eligibility
An evaluation of a Midcentury home opens doors for the future.
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.
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.