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Historic Preservation

Our HBCUs Are National Treasures

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.03.2016 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We look forward to working with Morgan State, Howard, and other HBCUs across America to save the cherished places that define their past, while crafting a more inclusive foundation for the future.

In a Historic Election, Where Do the Candidates Stand on Protecting America's Heritage?

Greg Werkheiser | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Greg Werkheiser

As part of Preservation50, the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation and partners are inviting public input on how to ensure an even brighter future for cultural heritage protection and its public use in the next fifty years.

Not-So-Lonely Phone Booth

Molly Rosner | Posted 02.12.2016 | New York
Molly Rosner

For years, the phone booths on the Upper West Side, past their heyday and possibly destined for destruction, have been the subject of nostalgia, affe...

Mary Brown, Organizer of Valencia Street Bike Lanes + Historian of Mission Architecture, Passed on 12/10/15

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 02.01.2016 | San Francisco
Tina Gerhardt

Mary Brown, Organizer of Valencia Street Bike Lanes + Historian of Mission Architecture, Passed on 12/10/15 - by Tina Gerhardt If you have biked down...

Napa Valley's Hidden Gems: Food, Ambiance, and Architecture

David Code | Posted 12.18.2015 | Travel
David Code

For many people, Napa=Wine. But for us, Napa=food, ambiance, and architecture. You have a lot to look forward to when you visit.

History on Tour: Preservation Resource Center Celebrates the Holidays

Stephen Maloney | Posted 12.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Stephen Maloney

This article first appeared in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Inside New Orleans magazine. When Dr. Troy Scroggins, Jr., was growing up in...

The 'Mink Building' and Discrimination in Historic Preservation: Michael Henry Adams' Urgent Effort to Save Harlem

Todd Fine | Posted 11.11.2015 | New York
Todd Fine

Because of connections I see between the struggle to protect "Little Syria" in Downtown Manhattan and Adams' courageous efforts for preservation in Harlem, I have long wanted to interview him.

Savannah: The City of New Beginnings

Tanya Caruso | Posted 10.21.2015 | Style
Tanya Caruso

The city of Savannah is constantly intertwining its past, present, and future. Since the city's emergence, trade and manufacturing have played a huge role in its economy and continue to make an impact on a local and global scale.

September 3 Deadline: Historical Landmark or Demolition

Arlene Schindler | Posted 09.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Arlene Schindler

This tear-down plague is crippling apartment residents in Los Angeles, where property owners evicted tenants from more than 725 units in 2014, more than doubling the 308 units in 2013.

Honoring Rockhaven Sanitarium, America's First Feminist Asylum

Sezin Koehler | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Sezin Koehler

The intersection of stardom and madness, mystery and decay meet at the crossroads of Rockhaven Sanitarium. The once-thriving refuge for troubled minds now sits fallow, crumbling and silent as it awaits an uncertain future, much like its past residents.

The Achievement of Downtown Grand Rapids: Hustling All Those Antiques Under One Roof

Eric McAfee | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
Eric McAfee

Far too often, against the protests of a barely-organized historic preservation movement, the City chose demolition. In its place? Often little more than asphalt parking lots or the multi-story parking garages, endowing motorists from the suburbs with abundant parking.

Plunge Into the Past With These Five Historic Swimming Pools

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.23.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We've arranged a tour of five more historic pools to help you escape the sweltering summer heat. Dip your toes into these refreshingly cool swimming spots from around the country.

History on the Line

Theresa Pierno | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Regardless of Dominion's eagerness to destroy Jamestown and the historical, educational, cultural, recreational, and economic significance attached to this important place, the Army Corps should require an EIS before making an ultimate decision regarding Dominion's ill-conceived proposal. Think about what's at stake.

America's Daughters: More than Ribbons and Pins

D. Joshua Taylor | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
D. Joshua Taylor

As we remember our Independence, every American owes a debt of gratitude to the Daughters of the American Revolution.

How to Make Smart Growth More Lovable and Sustainable

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

The smart growth characteristics of these older neighborhoods make them terrific for the environment and for public health: they reduce transportation emissions by obviating driving trips and shortening those that people do take; they save land by keeping development compact and obviating additional increments of sprawl; they promote physical fitness and health with walkability.

New York City's Fight for Cultural Preservation

Toni Haber | Posted 06.26.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

As New York City grows, preservation of its iconic buildings has become a focus of concern for many who have called the city home for years.

Ben Folds on Why He Saves Places

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
National Trust for Historic Preservation

After learning last summer that it was being sold to a developer, the singer, songwriter, and producer launched the Save Studio A Campaign.

New Frontier for Energy Efficiency Emerges in Small Buildings

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Jim Lindberg, Senior Director, Preservation Green Lab, National Trust for Historic Preservation Small business owners work hard to keep the lights...

Lessons from Cuba: What Businesses Can Learn

Betsie Gambel | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Betsie Gambel

By no stretch of the imagination do I consider myself an expert on Cuba. To that end, this blog is not meant to be a political manifesto; rather, it c...

U.S. Open Fans: Check Out America's Only Four National Historic Landmark Golf Courses

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.18.2015 | Sports
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Of the many historic venues that have hosted the U.S. Open over the years, only four have transcended the game of golf and established themselves as icons of American history as National Historic Landmarks. Find out which courses have made the cut.

6 Historic Pools Where You Can Beat the Heat

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We've assembled a photo tour of six standout pools, three of them designed by Julia Morgan.

Don't Put Power Lines Across the Historic James River

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Despite the fact that it would destroy the public's enjoyment of a beautiful stretch of river, ruin the historic context of irreplaceable historic assets like Jamestown and Colonial Parkway, and mar a landscape that's been largely unchanged for thousands of years, Dominion Virginia Power still wants to construct high-voltage transmission lines across the James River.

Author Jamie Ford on the Real Place That Inspired Bestseller 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet'

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
National Trust for Historic Preservation

"A silent character." That's how Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, describes the Panama Hotel, the titular National Treasure that grounds his bestselling novel. But the Panama is far from silent.

Modern Ruin: Filmmaker Matthew Silva on the New York State Pavilion

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.21.2016 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

His tireless efforts behind the camera, on social media, and at the site itself have not only helped get more people talking about the Pavilion, but it's brought them together as well, focusing their energy on reinvention for an inventive space.

Our Architecture, Ourselves: Building a Future in Detroit

Nancy Kotting | Posted 05.07.2016 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

This is what makes Detroit such a powerful place: We don't allow our architecture to lie about who and what we are, where we have been nor the mistakes we have made. We let our historic architecture tell the truth. We have been through some nasty times, now take a seat and let me tell you a story.