Yesterday's Wall Street Journal had a front page article about the onset of historic status for post-WWII ranch houses as they reach the age of maturity. A man named Richard Cloues in Atlanta is starting the effort
But with a growing number of the homes turning 50 years old--the age at which the National Park Service says most buildings may be considered for the National Register of Historic Places--Mr. Cloues is leading one of the first state efforts to protect them....Applications from ranch owners seeing historic status for their homes have risen sharply in recent years, according to the National Register.
B'game has a number of ranchers like this one
and the article made one point that I hadn't considered so clearly. It notes that as Baby Boomers age, ranchers are gaining popularity because they are single level. I think we have a bit of housing stock that excites even more passion amongst owners--Eichlers. I had a great chat with a new B'game Eichler owner yesterday. She is charged up about her upcoming restoration. Here are a couple of other local examples that don't need restoring