Treatments > Adaptive Use
"The process of converting a building to a use other than
that for which it was designed, e.g., changing a factory into housing.
Such a conversion is accomplished with varying alterations to the
Murtagh, William J. Keeping Time: The History and Theory of
Preservation in America, Pittstown, New Jersey: The Main Street
Press, 1988, p. 213
"Adaptive use means providing older structures that would
otherwise be demolished with new functions. It usually involves
extensive restoration and renovation of both the interior and exterior
of the building."
Guide to Historic Preservation, Washington, DC: American
Institute of Architects, Committee on Historic Resources, 1985,