Community pride and cooperation are highly contagious, especially where people care about maintaining the quality of their neighborhood. Respect for our historic past and its architecture are at the heart of preservation of this urban area. To preserve its charm requires only a small amount of effort as a united community project.

As you review the aesthetic considerations and guidelines contained in this publication, you will note that you have great latitude in planning your preservation and reconstructive work. The same applies with the guidelines for new construction. Utilizing these guidelines when planning your projects will ensure that your results will be compatible with the character of our neighborhood. The Historic Ridgewood Resource and Restoration Committee can help you with these questions, concerns and design problems not addressed in this publication.

It is with our dedication and support that our area will be both protected and enhanced.