Historic Richmond Town in New York's Staten Island consists of 30 structures that date as far back as the 17th century, and has survived this long almost despite itself—it isn't the birthplace of anyone famous, the site of any major event, the breeding ground for any prevailing style or movement, etc. It has just been around for a really long time, and so the town has had to come up with an unconventional way to bring the awareness to its preservation needs, inviting artists to paint murals on the Boehm House, a farmhouse build around 1750. The murals will be on display through late September or early October. "The idea is to remind people that these things can go away if we don't take care of them, they can disappear," the executive director of Historic Richmond Town told Hyperallergic.
· Painting Murals on a 250-Year-Old Farmhouse to Preserve It [Hyperallergic]