Firm Profiles

Managing Principal: Minxie Jensvold Fannin


Minxie is a Founding Principal, with Monique B. Lehner, of Fannin-Lehner Historic Preservation Consultants, established in 1984. She now serves the firm as Managing Principal. After gaining substantial experience in National Register and National Historic Landmark nominations, the firm identified historic cemetery conservation as an area in serious need of historic preservation.


A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Minxie holds a Master of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master Science from Boston University, and did doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.


She is a member of the Board of the Society of Architectural Historians, New England chapter, the Board of the Boston Preservation Alliance and a member of the Collections Committee of the Bostonian Society. She is also the immediate past Chair of the Massachusetts Senate Art Committee.


Senior Associate: James C. Fannin


James Fannin is a Senior Associate with Fannin•Lehner, Preservation Consultants. Since joining the firm, he has been actively involved in historic burial ground preservation planning, stone conservation and National Register of Historic Places nominations.


James holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a M.S. from Columbia University. His extensive experience in stone conservation has provided him with a detailed understanding of the properties of the stones used in memorials and the techniques used to build them. James serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and is past Secretary of the Board of Directors of The Association for Gravestone Studies.