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Recovering and Preserving African American Cemeteries

By Nadia Orton The reverence attached to cemeteries and burial grounds, which have long been considered sacred sites, is an example of enduring Africanisms and cultural tradition in the African American community. Burial grounds have always been regarded as places where ancestors could be...

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Bringing Research Home with Citizen History

By Elissa Frankle History is messy. History is incomplete. History benefits from manyeyes and perspectives. We know all of this, but as sites of publichistory, we can be slow to admit that our visitors have a lot to add,that we have so much more to learn, and that citizens all across...

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Doing Away With Demolition-by-Neglect

A clear explanation of affirmative maintenance requirements and demolition by-neglect procedures in historic preservation ordinances as well as recommendations for resolving maintenance problems and enforcing violations under these laws as they arise. #PreservationTools ...

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Act of identifying historic structures and districts subject to regulation in historic preservation ordinances or other preservation laws. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...


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Building or structure in historic district that generally has historic, architectural, cultural, or archeological significance. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection ....


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NPS at 100: Digitization of the National Register

By Paul Loether Originally Posted March 7, 2016 In this next post in a monthly series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service , Paul Loether examines the digitization of the National Register. TheNational Park Service’s (NPS) Gift to the Nation Initiative is...

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The Pullman Facade Legacy Project

By Arthur Pearson Pullman Facade Legacy Project | Credit: Beman Committee Pullman, a National Historic Landmark district in Chicago, was the brainchild of railcar magnate George Pullman. Built between 1880 and...

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Documentation: It’s More Than Just a Pretty Picture

While this more artistic shot of the concrete tower from below is quite dramatic, it also highlights the intersecting concrete arches that are the key to Prentice’s groundbreaking structural system.| Credit: National Trust There are many reasons...

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