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Good Bones: Adding Value When Developing for the Future

Join Reid Weber of North Root Architecture and Hannah Combs of the Bonner County Historical Society to discuss the history of the Elsasser Homestead in the context of property development in Bonner County. We’ll discuss the significance of a property’s history on its value, try to demystify the process of property development and where history can play a role, and explore the incentives to preserve the history of your building at different scales. We’ll also highlight specific buildings in Sandpoint and how different methods of preservation have made them more vibrant than ever. Local architects and/or property owner guest speakers TBA will also share their stories of personal experience.
Drawing of a section of the Elsasser Homestead
A time for conversation and networking, along with an opportunity to view the Storied Futures display is encouraged during the reception before the start of the formal presentation. The Storied Futures display is being exhibited in three parts in the Sandpoint Library Lobby Display Cases. Currently, part 2 is on display and at the time of this program, the final part focusing on development will be on view. On the night of the program, the main components of the first two parts will be on display in the meeting rooms, so that you can see the full story. The project team for the Storied Futures exhibit is Reid Weber, Architect; Hannah Combs, Historian; Emily Erkson, Writer; Cynthia Dalsing, History Enthusiast; and Owen Leisy, Sandpoint High School senior, Illustrator.

Presenter Bios:
Reid Weber, owner North Root Architecture
Reid is a licensed Architect in the State of Idaho and founder of North Root Architecture. With roots in Sandpoint, ID, he graduated from the University of Idaho, earning a Bachelor of Science of Architecture and his Master of Architecture from Portland State University and a Certificate in Public Interest Design. After schooling, Reid worked in multiple commercial and residential-focused firms before founding North Root Architecture. Reid is passionate about creating architecture for people; enhancing their lives, their health, and their connection to community, by listening to and understanding clients goals and envisioning spaces, materials and uses for the future. Reid has a passion for history and his interests lie in how to show reverence to our past and our stories while progressing into the future.
Hannah Combs, Executive Director of Bonner County Museum and Historical Society
Hannah joined the Museum staff in 2020, and her passion for understanding and celebrating our rural communities has grown ever since. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatrical Design from Ball State University, where she also studied painting and art history. She is currently the vice chair of the City of Sandpoint’s Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation Commission, has volunteered with many Bonner County nonprofits, and is a graduate of the Leadership Sandpoint and the Idaho Change Leader programs. Hannah is grateful to have landed in North Idaho and to be part of a generous, caring community. She believes curiosity and storytelling bring us closer together, and she uses her diverse skills to make the museum’s extensive resources accessible to all.


Apr 25 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sandpoint Library
1407 Cedar St. Sandpoint, Idaho


Adult Programming Coordinator
208-263-6930 ext 1103
[email protected]
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