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Historic Preservation

Historic Architecture of San Jose, Costa Rica (Photos)

Mark Chesnut | Posted 07.09.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | Food
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 07.03.2014 | 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 07.03.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 05.23.2014 | 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.

CityLove: Tour Chattanooga by Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.22.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Grant Stevens Some of my favorite things...#coolidgepark #tennesseeriver #lookout mountain #deltaqueenriverboat #fallleaves #marketstre...

Older, Smaller, Better: New Findings from Preservation Green Lab

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Julia Rocchi [Preservation Tips & Tools] Older, Smaller, Better: New Findings from Preservation Green Lab from PreservationNatio...

[Instagram Tour] The Samuel Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, N.Y.

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.22.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Roberta Lane "The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May." -- Edwin Way Teale, American naturalist and w...

Consider Donating Your War Letters for Memorial Day

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

letter to Dad in Vietnam As Memorial Day approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to those who have served in the military over the years and generat...

Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument Is Good for Veterans

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks is the crossroads of New Mexico's diverse history and culture, filled with natural wonders and incredible hunting and recreational opportunities.

How Legacy Architecture Shapes Our Experience of Place

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

When it comes to sustainability -- at least in the literal sense -- we don't need data to demonstrate the performance of older buildings: their continued existence already proves that they have, in fact, been sustained over time.

When War Destroys Identity

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
Mehroz Baig

Conflict causes disruption and destruction of many sorts, including that of a people's identity. That can be especially true with armed conflict where cultural sites and monuments are at greater risk of being damaged, intentionally or otherwise.

Bringing Sustainability to Life on Main Street

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Context is everything: A so-called "green" building won't be green in its performance if it's in the wrong place, contributing to suburban sprawl and requiring people to drive long distances to get to and from it.