HISTORIC PRESERVATION RECOMMENDATIONS & FINDINGS
This study has developed a detailed description, analysis and definition of the Vincentown historic district. The value of this material is twofold. It will serve to document the physical growth and evolution of this community for future generations. It also offers current township officials and town residents a basic planning tool that they can use to undertake the preservation and enhancement of their town. Two important points have been made clear so far:
In the description and analysis section we determined that a high percentage of the historic architectural resources remain today and generally maintain a high degree of integrity.
In the historical analysis section we determined that the economic and social conditions that were the foundation of the town development have changed leaving serious questions of future use and treatment of the architectural resources.
The conclusion that may be drawn from these findings is that the historic resources found in Vincentown are of considerable significance, particularly to the township itself, and will require conscientious and deliberate treatment if their meaning and value are to be maintained and improved. If such an effort succeeds it will require the support and participation of the property owners in the historic district and the township government, in particular the zoning and planning board officials. The following two sections are directed at these two groups and outline the approaches to preservation that we consider the most essential and effective.