720 Consulting works on small- to large-scale architectural surveys and has experience in numerous states including Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, California and Vermont documenting and assessing the National Register eligibility of a variety of resources.
An accessible, accurate survey of cultural resources is a crucial planning tool and an invaluable record of historic developments, events and social shifts that manifest themselves in the built environment. Survey reports and inventory forms provide the basis upon which various agencies – city and state – can offer appropriate comments and guidance to the public. These documents can also give property owners and developers the basis for National Register nominations, the first step in qualifying for Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits and Federal Tax Credits.
Featured Project: Cincinnati Historic Inventory
In the fall of 2001, the city of Cincinnati began the first phase of a multi-year effort to update the city’s inventory of historically and architecturally significant resources in each of its 52 neighborhoods. When the first phase of this project began, the inventory had not been updated in over 20 years. Adrienne Cowden worked on all four phases of this project, first as a member of Cincinnati’s Historic Conservation Office and then as the owner of 720 Consulting. She prepared all four of the Federal CLG Subgrant applications awarded to the project and was the author of three of the inventory reports and co-author of the fourth and final report.