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How do I mark a building which has some historical interest but which now has a different usage.

For example a famous pub which is now just a house, of a church which is now an art museum?

asked 20 Jun '17, 15:55

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For a former church, I would just use building=church and set old_name to the most used former name. If the history is notable beyond that I'd check for a suitable historic value.

A pub is harder, tags like was:amenity=pub are seeing some usage, and old_name would again be reasonable.

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answered 20 Jun '17, 16:42

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edited 20 Jun '17, 22:50

I would use the disused: prefix for the old function: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:disused: I used at least once disused:amenity=place_of_worship for a church converted into a library: http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/42206561

[edit: See also other lifecycle prefixes]

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answered 20 Jun '17, 19:59

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edited 06 Oct '17, 01:59

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