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Historic Preservation

The Woman Behind the Memphis Sound

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Sophia Dembling Siblings Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton defied cultural norms in the Jim Crow era to found Stax Records, one of the most i...

Saving Lincoln Center: An El Paso Community's Effort to Protect its Heritage

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Cassie Keener The Lincoln Center in El Paso, Texas In a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood, the Lincoln Center has been a gathe...

What City Dwellers Want, and Why It Matters

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

American city dwellers place a high value on their cities' food offerings, from restaurants to farmers' markets. We also love historic buildings and good public spaces. Traffic, not so much.

The World's Fair Site That Broke All the Rules -- And Lived to Tell the Tale

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Three teenagers stand on the Tent of Tomorrow's steel mezzanine platform. World's Fair sites were rarely built to last. Just a han...

Ben Folds Leads Charge to Save RCA Studio A on Nashville's Music Row

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Carolyn Brackett, Senior Field Officer Ben Folds posted an infographic on his personal Facebook page detailing the importance of fighting for the...

Discover a Colorado Ghost Town with a Beating Heart

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Steven Piccione Uptop, Colorado, was settled in 1877, but remains a ghost town outside La Veta. When you hear the term "ghost town," you probabl...

Here's How You Train the Next Generation of Preservationists

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser A HOPE Crew in Paterson, New Jersey, paints Hinchliffe Stadium in April. As any preservationist knows, the task of caring for and ...

Living History: Saving the Colosseum

Darius Arya | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Darius Arya

Who doesn't dream about seeing the Colosseum? The nearly 2000-year-old monument was the site of the Roman empire's amazing physical contests. But like every cultural heritage monument around the world, the Colosseum had succumbed to time, nature and pollution; it was in dire need of help.

Historic Architecture of San Jose, Costa Rica (Photos)

Mark Chesnut | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Many travelers skip past San Jose and head straight for the nation's lush interior or sandy beaches, but I found lots of visuals to enjoy in San Jose.

Ten Questions We Should Be Asking About Our Communities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Green buildings are mainstream now, and green infrastructure is advancing. Indeed, some progressive institutions believe it is time to begin installing "net-positive" buildings that produce more sustainable energy and water than they consume, and that generate no net waste.

There's No Place Like Home: Kathleen Sorbello Discenna Is Preserving the OZ Legacy in Central NY!

Peter Mac | Posted 09.02.2014 | New York
Peter Mac

In a world where we are so quick to toss aside the "old" and the antiquated without even a brief recognition of preservation and gentrification, Kathleen Sorbello-Discenna is a living example that we can preserve our rich history.

Pharmacies-Turned-Restaurants: The Cure for What Ails You

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.02.2014 | Home
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Katherine Flynn W.A. Frost & Company prides itself on serving seasonal, organic, locally sourced cuisine. If only you could get a d...

CityLovePHL: Our Week in Instagram Shots

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Grant Stevens Had an awesome time last Saturday exploring Eastern State Penitentiary. Now check it out through Sut's iPhone. -- @brilli...

The Federal Historic Tax Credit: Transforming Communities

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Donovan Rypkema Editor's Note: On Monday, June 23rd, the National Trust For Historic Preservation gave the federal historic tax credit watch statu...

The 11 Most Endangered Historic Places In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel

Most of us are aware that animals can be endangered along with our planet's resources, but how often do we think about the buildings and places around...

America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2014

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Virgil McDill, Associate Director, Public Affairs One of this year's listings: Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio Today, the National Trust for Hist...

ART History Happening at Miami Marine Stadium

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

It hasn't been long since we featured a young Miami preservationist, Ivan Robles, who's working to bring attention to saving the Miami Marine Stadium, but we're back with more exciting stadium news.

Living on the Edge

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Given the North American urban renaissance, how much development can the highly desirable edge of a park absorb? How much vertical aspiration can our horizontal ideal accommodate?

Piece of Town's Railroad History Becomes Students' Learning Lab

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Students in Cienega High School's construction technology course learn preservation trade skills at the 1915 section foreman house....

CityLove: Tour Philadelphia by Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Grant Stevens It's Friday at Love Park ... #Lomo-fi -- @digitaldave, David Ford For our next installment of CityLove, we're headed to The City...

More Cool Behind-the-Scenes Photos From Union Station

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

While waiting in the Washington, D.C., Union Station Main Hall, many visitors look up to admire the beautiful barrel-vaulted ceilings currently undergoing restoration or the statues of Roman legionnaires that look down from stories above. Rarely, however, do you see people looking back at you.

Villa Lewaro: The Future of Madam C. J. Walker's Historic Estate

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.02.2014 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Brent Leggs, Senior Field Officer The National Treasure reception in Irvington N.Y., May 2014 In Irvington, N.Y., there stands Madam C. ...

CityLove is Coming to You LIVE in Philadelphia!

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

In #Philly, old #buildings have big hearts and simple messages. #philAdelphia #pa #love #loveletter #preservation #savingplaces #urban #urbanex #ci...

In Praise of the Great American Main Street

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

While some Main Streets seem well past their prime, others remain thriving to this day. Why? A lot of it has to do with the towns and cities in which they are located, of course; it's hard to have a well-functioning Main Street in a down-and-out community. But there are also elements of design and context that matter.

Nonprofits Supporting Our Nation's Cultural Heritage

Perla Ni | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Perla Ni

Summer's almost here; time to start making those vacation plans. As you glance through guidebooks, you'll be sure to see lists of "don't miss" monuments, parks, and museums.