Established in 2002, Rosewood Press was created to publish the story of Ohio’s bicentennial barn-painting project: Bicentennial Barns of Ohio. As our interests changed and expanded, we became the publishing and sales division of Preservation Alley, a website devoted to engaging the public in the preservation and conservation of the built environment. We believe that architecture defines a community and that buildings hold many stories within their walls. It is the mission of Rosewood Press to discover and share those stories.
At Preservation Alley, we are passionate about historic buildings. Designed to stand the test of time, they were constructed by talented craftsmen using old-world techniques and high quality materials that are often difficult – if not impossible – to find today. In many cases, the village grew up around these structures; some were the focal point of the community, and while they are still contributing to its sense of place, all too often they become neglected and eventually demolished.
We believe that by using the tools of preservation and conservation, historic buildings can be saved and adapted to modern use without destroying historical or architectural integrity. Such construction projects have been shown to increase property values in the area, and often become a catalyst for economic growth and community revitalization.
Yet, we also understand that caring for historic buildings can be a complicated and expensive process. It is our goal to engage you, to offer alternatives, and get you thinking about the choices you make and how they will affect your historic building and the natural environment that surrounds you.
We invite you to join us in wandering along Preservation Alley.