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2012 APIAHP Forum: Safeguarding and Sharing Our Stories

Their stories are compelling, heartbreaking, and inspiring, and Asian Pacific Islanders have joined forces to tell their collective history and preserve the historic places that tell the story of their experiences in America. In 2010 more than 100 individuals attended the first biennial Asian...


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One Year Later: East Coast Earthquake and Tropical Storm Irene

A year ago, the East Coast earthquake and tropical storm Irene spelled trouble for a number of historic sites. In Washington, D.C., a magnitude 5.8 earthquake caused cracks to appear in the Washington Monument and significant damage to the elaborate stonework on the National Cathedral. In...


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Preservation from the Ground Up in the Pacific Northwest

This coming Monday, participants in the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School will descend on the historic Frenchglen Hotel in southeastern Oregon for two weeks. Their mission? To repair eight wooden sash windows, repair and replace historic siding, and repair a broken porch rafter tail...


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This Training is For You: 1772 Foundation's Historic Real Estate Finance Training Program

It’s one thing to read about or listen to a presentation on real estate finance. But it’s quite another thing to apply that knowledge to an actual restoration project. What seems so clear in the classroom gets a little overwhelming when people start talking about syndication...


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Re-investing in Historic Union Station

For more than a century, monumental and stately train stations have served as gateways to our nation’s big cities. Millions of people continue to pass through the ornate, vaulted spaces of these buildings every day. Now, many of these grand old train terminals are being repurposed,...


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Strike Three for the IRS on Appeal – Preservation Easement Donors Rejoice

Last week a collective sigh of relief could be heard from many preservation easement donors who have found themselves in recent years as targets of aggressive IRS investigations over the validity of their easement donations. On July 19, 2012 the United States Court of Appeals for the First...


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Court of Appeals Rejects IRS Position in Preservation Easement Tax Court Case

Recently, another favorable opinion was issued for donors of preservation easements. In Scheidelman v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected the Tax Court’s determination that a donor failed to supply a qualified appraisal supporting...


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Transportation Reauthorization Enacted into Law

After nearly three years of extensions, negotiations, drama and suspense, Congress finally reauthorized long overdue transportation programs on June 29, 2012. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action (PA), the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers ...


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Spokane Unbounded

Spokane’s preservation community invites you to attend the 2012 National Preservation Conference. This western mid-sized city is using the tools of preservation to accomplish downtown revitalization, successful adaptive use projects, award-winning rehabilitation projects, and game-changing...


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Cash Mobs Bring Customers to Main Streets

There’s a new twist to the shop local movement. Cash mobs. This new trend, which got its start last year, is the shop local version of a “flash mob”—people gather to descend on a small business and agree to spend at least $20 during a short window of time. The trend&rsquo...