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Historic Preservation

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...

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 05.21.2015 | 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 05.07.2015 | 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.

Five Historic Sites with Fresh Perspectives on Interpreting Slavery and Freedom

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Using different approaches, all of the five sites work to spark a dialogue that will lead to understanding and reconciliation.

Explore the Beautiful Ruins of Atalaya in South Carolina

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Today, Atalaya hosts an annual arts festival in September, drawing fine artisans and aficionados from around the country. Here, we take a fresh look at the estate with more photos from our feature story.

Go Behind the Scenes in a Colorado Ghost Town

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Looking south across the ghost town of Animas Forks, Colorado, in the San Juan Mountains. We took you to the long-abandoned mining...

Groups Come Together at "Connect with Nature" Event to Help Restore Historic Miami Area

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.13.2015 | Miami
Michael Sainato

The Virginia Key Beach Park was the only beach open to African Americans in the Miami area during the segregation period. By 1982, the park was closed due to high maintenance costs.

See Who's in the Final Four of Historic Bars

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Our Final Four are colorful and crazy, wild and welcoming -- everything a great bar should be.

Haunting Beauty: Visit the Ghost Town of Bodie, California

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Today, decades later, crowds still flock this remote region of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, northeast of Yosemite, to visit Bodie. But it's not gold they seek -- it's a genuine ghost town experience.

It's All Aboard at These Train Depots-Turned-Restaurants

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We've rounded up three more transformed train depots that are sure to supply the tasty ticket for your taste buds.

See Who's in the Elite 8 for Historic Bars

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.20.2015 | Taste
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Tootsies World Famous Orchid Lounge has been a hub for many country music legends such as Faron Young, Patsy Cline, Kris Kristofferson, and Loretta Ly...

See Who's in the Sweet 16 of Historic Bars

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2015 | Taste
National Trust for Historic Preservation

The only guarantee in the first round of a national championship tournament is that there's going to be some drama.

10 (More) Love Letters to Historic Places

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We had so many heart bombs shared with us this year that we couldn't fit them all into one post. So we're extending the love with another affectionate round-up! Thanks to everyone around the country who showed up to shower love on historic places near and dear to their hearts.