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Historic Preservation

Five Reasons to Heart Cleveland

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

ust two weeks ago, I found myself in Cleveland on a sort of mini vacation/sabbatical. Now, if a record-scratch moment just happened in your head, let me confirm that you did, in fact, read that correctly. I went to Cleveland for vacation.

Road Trip Through History

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Sites from the "Cradle of American Culture" to the Badlands out West.

Best Places to Travel in the U.S. This Summer

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

From the storied Boston Harbor, to a historic village in Ohio, to the bridges of Yosemite Valley, the U.S. has plenty of adventures close at hand.

George Washington's Dining Room To Get Upgrade

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washington National Cathedral and George Washington's Mount Vernon estate each won $100,000 grants Monday, among 24 sites around the nat...

VOTE: Which D.C. Landmark Deserves Grant Money?

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Dumbarton Oaks or the Darby Store? Meridian Hill Park or Mount Vernon? Congressional Cemetery or Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office?...

Reconsidering the American Folk Art Museum

Henry Miller | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Henry Miller

The brilliance of the design of the American Folk Art Museum building is evident both inside and out.

Spend The Perfect Day In Monterey

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

While history-rich Monterey is the ideal destination for those hoping to learn more about California's colonial past, it is also chock-full of scenic views, stunning art, and delicious food.

Historic Ship May Be Sold For Scrap

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — The SS United States is sending out what may be its final distress call. The 990-foot-long ship could be sold for scrap within t...

5 One-of-a Kind Historic Places to Visit

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.23.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Ahh, spring break -- the perfect time to get away from the routine and just relax. But while students, teachers, and parents are counting down the da...

An Open Letter to Gawker's Hamilton Nolan (Re: Brooklyn)

Kenneth Rosen | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York
Kenneth Rosen

There's still a conversation that needs having. One about what to do with the disappearing neighborhoods, the cultures that existed before the hipster onslaught.

Dan Kiley: A great yet little known Modernist

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In his later years, you could find Dan Kiley with his wild hair and pants hiked up to his waist always brimming with opinions and ideas - or as the ce...

Public Libraries -- Then and Now

Diana M. Raab | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

The little laminated library card was my first license into freedom, and a reminder that no matter what happens in my little world or the world-at-large, knowledge cannot ever be taken away.

A Long Weekend In Boston

George Hobica | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can honestly say that none is more beautiful, especially now that the hideous Central Artery roadway has been placed underground.

The Apple of Our Eye

Paul Gunther | Posted 11.14.2012 | Style
Paul Gunther

The world-renowned flagship store of Macy's at Herald Square -- backdrop to the namesake Thanksgiving Day parade since its advent 78 years ago -- is undergoing a $400 million interior renovation now rapidly unfolding in time for holiday 2012 shopping.

The Big Task of Managing Nature at New York's Central Park

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

I know that it may come as a shock to some, but New York's Central Park is not an act of God. It might seem that way, especially in the woodlands, which appear so authentically, well, natural.

Protecting Cultural Treasures: Lessons From the Syrian Conflict

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 10.28.2012 | World
Bonnie Burnham

With the escalating human toll, the survival of monuments may seem to be an extraneous issue. Yet cultural heritage is a mainstay of life, a spiritual and an economic asset now and in the future.

Ashley Woods

Detroit's Parking-Expectant Culture: Shattering The Myths About Downtown Parking | Ashley Woods | Posted 08.28.2012 | Detroit

In downtown Detroit, the battle between parking and preservation usually tips in favor of those with the deepest pockets. The Madison-Lenox Hotel is n...

In Miami All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Anthony Garcia | Posted 10.15.2012 | Miami
Anthony Garcia

Can we really call Miami a "world class city" with no historic architecture? Historic structures have a value beyond the wood and stones used to build them, but demolitions, now a weekly occurrence, are eroding a vital resource in Miami.

Hospital Building Accelerates in New Orleans After Homes Were Moved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business
Susan Buchanan

At combined cost to build of more than $2 billion, the two hospitals in the area will be an economic shot in the arm.

Digital Dharma: Saving the Text in a Tech-Loving Age

Maggie Jackson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

Today, we too often believe that technology neatly solves a problem when in reality, technology merely shifts the nature of the challenges before us. I have no doubt that the inestimable Gene Smith deeply understood the depth of this issue.

New Jersey's 'Done Deal': Destroying a Historic Resource With False Choices

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

From mobile phones to Starbucks beverages, we are used to having lots of options. So, when it comes to the disposition of historic resources, why do governmental officials so often offer us false choices?

90 Percent Of Downtown Detroit's Historic Buildings Have Been Demolished

Place Promo | Posted 07.11.2012 | Detroit

Next our attention turns to what one postcard calls the "Heart of Detroit." In this shot three primary buildings are shown - the Dime Building, Ol...

PHOTOS: Inside the TWA Flight Center At New York's JFK Airport

Untapped Cities | Posted 08.30.2012 | Travel
Untapped Cities

This was the cathedral to aviation, if there ever was one, and you feel through the design the pride and optimism the aviation industry had then.

The Real High Line Effect -- A Transformational Triumph of Preservation and Design

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.19.2012 | New York
Charles A. Birnbaum

The High Line proves that a site-specific, adaptive reuse approach is a viable holistic alternative that embraces both change and continuity -- and it's not an isolated success story.

The Enduring Charms Of Savannah

iLoveInns | Posted 07.30.2012 | Travel

Known as the "Hostess City of the South," it's an alphabet soup of architectural array, breathtaking beauty, cultural climate and more.