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What Is Historic Integrity Worth to the General Public? Evidence from a Proposed Relocation of a West Virginia Agricultural Mill

  • Vishakha Maskey (a1), Cheryl Brown (a1), Alan R. Collins (a1) and Hala F. Nassar (a2)

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While historians believe that preserving a historic building in its original location is important to maintain its historic integrity, the general public's opinion is unknown. Survey data were gathered from local residents regarding a proposed relocation of a historic mill in rural West Virginia. Only a minority of the sample population supported preserving the mill at its original location. Willingness to pay for preservation was estimated at $8.45 for a one-time donation for the sample and $2.29 after adjusting for non-respondents using characteristics of the local population.

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What Is Historic Integrity Worth to the General Public? Evidence from a Proposed Relocation of a West Virginia Agricultural Mill

  • Vishakha Maskey (a1), Cheryl Brown (a1), Alan R. Collins (a1) and Hala F. Nassar (a2)

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