Ethos Preservation co-owner and principal Rebecca Fenwick recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill about the newly enacted Ford Avenue Historic District Design Guidelines, which her firm authored.
Developed by Henry Ford in the 1930s and ‘40s, Richmond Hill’s unique history is visible in the simple white, frame buildings built by Ford that remain along Ford Avenue. At times threatened by demolition and alteration, these buildings are now protected thanks to Ethos’ work.
Ethos has also been involved in the development of local historic districts, authored municipal ordinances, developed preservation plans, created design guidelines, and successfully facilitated the receipt of numerous historic tax credit incentives for their clients. They boast a diverse client base comprised of municipalities, nonprofits, private property owners and developers.