Edward Bazinet, Chairman
Michael Branniff, Secretary
August 12, 2013
Ms. Brona Simon, SHIPO & Executive Director
Re Dudley Historical Commission supports Stevens LLC’s Historical Rehabilitation Tax Credit application.
Dear Ms. Simon:
The Stevens Linen Works cannot compete
with the scale and scope of some of the Pharaonic examples of American Industrial
Architecture that survives from such nineteenth century textile centers as
With the exception of H. H. Stevens no one could foresee the incredible economic juggernaught that would evolve and come to be an engine of great power and longevity; that would carry the town of Dudley on its back for a hundred years after its founders were deceased.
The challenge now is for new owners to reinvent the economic viability of the surviving structure and to once again resume a significant role in the economic life of the area. Only through economic utility will the long term survivability of the complex be assured into the foreseeable future. As the Dudley Historical Commission have stated many times in the past, a robust response to the current Historical Rehabilitation Tax Credit application, is a key part of seeing this rehabilitation project through to a successful conclusion,
Thank you for your attention
Attn: Erin D. A. Kelly
National Trust for Historic Preservation
7 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4th Floor
Attn: Rebecca Williams