The Mission of Preservation Chelsea

It is our mission to preserve Chelsea as a village rich with history and charm, reflected by historic buildings, surrounding farmlands, and as found in our beautiful and vibrant village center. We aim to work through education, offering to ourselves and the community the history of Chelsea as well as the issues shaping our future. We intend actively to preserve historic landmarks and to have a voice in all issues that affect any possible de-centralization of our village. It is our intention to pursue this mission with full involvement and input from merchants and citizens of Chelsea and to act in ways that make sense for the preservation of Chelsea's charm and historic integrity while supporting a vibrant and successful downtown.

Federal Screw Works

Federal Screw Works
This property has been under threat of total demolition since 2008--there are historically signficant and architecturally interesting sections that should be preserved!

Jackson Street Panorama

Jackson Street Panorama
The DDA voted at the meeting on 9.20.12 to demolish the Daniels Addition Car Showroom despite the letter from the State Historic Preservation Office. (please read below)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Updated Response, p 29

Chelsea Connection Team - Professional and Personal Profiles - (continued)
John Frank Home: 138 E. Middle St., Chelsea, MI 48118 Phone: Home: (734) 475-7396 Email:
Project-Related Professional and Personal Experience 46 years professional work experience (1956 – 2001, retired 2001):
• 10 years experience as research physicist
• 25 years experience in engineering and R&D management, including as Vice President of Engineering and Research, for Fortune 500 corporations
• 11 years as Senior Partner in international management consultancy, working with major corporations in business process improvement and strategy formulation
Community Connection and Involvement
• Downtown Chelsea resident for 19 years with wife Jackie
• Chaired Chelsea Area Fire Authority study team, served on Wastewater study team and on Library Expansion task force
• Chaired Chelsea Historic District Commission
• Received training in historic preservation from National Trust for Historic Preservation and from Michigan Historic Preservation Office
• Performed near-museum-quality restoration on our Chelsea home, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places
• Secretary-Treasurer, Preservation Chelsea
• As former board member, Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation in Kentucky, negotiated contract for restoration of a mansion of international significance
Anticipated Role in the Chelsea Connection (Re)Development
• Community Outreach
• Historic Restoration Research
• PC-CCT member, pro-bono
Motivation for Involvement in this Project
• Maintain and improve downtown Chelsea’s financial viability
• Promote Chelsea as a Destination
• Preserve Chelsea’s charm and historic character
• Foster civic pride

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