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Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery for Owners of Historic Properties

​Comprehensive pre- and post-hurricane checklists prepared by Historic Charleston Foundation. While some of the contact information is specific to Charleston, the action steps listed in this guide can be applied elsewhere. #PreservationTools #Charleston #DisasterRelief #DisasterResponse

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Sustaining the Beauty and Vitality of Charleston for All Its Citizens

This morning I will talk for a while about Charleston. As you know, Charleston is a very old American city; it was built before the automobile and the elevators. And people like you had the courage in the early 20th century to save Charleston’s built environment that the industrial...


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National Treasures and the Army Corps of Engineers

Historic preservationists and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may seem like unlikely allies, but they often find themselves in close association nonetheless. A broad array of activities fall under the Army Corps’ purview, and preservationists often find themselves working with the Corps...

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Saving Historic Places from Unregulated Cruise Tourism: Setting the Record Straight

One of the benefits of the National Treasures program is that it allows preservation advocates to focus and combine their resources to save a nationally significant place. This work involves different types of advocacy, and often includes legal support, media campaigns, public speaking,...

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Standing Law: Keeping the Courthouse Doors Open to Preservation Issues

Blair Mountain in West Virginia, site of the largest armed labor conflict in U.S. history, with the potential to be developed as a heritage tourism destination, would be obliterated by strip mining. | Credit: Harvard Ayers Over the past few...

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Preservation Victory Over Charleston Cruise Ship Terminal

Most people don’t think about cruise ships posing a problem for historic districts, but they can and do, especially when historic port cities are viewed as “niche markets” for large companies seeking to increase the demand for mega-ships. While the National Trust strongly promotes heritage...

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Cruise Ship Symposium Brings International Discussion to Charleston

As a center of ongoing discussions about cruise industry impacts on historic ports, Charleston, S.C., offered a ideal location for “Harboring Tourism: A Symposium on Cruise Ships in Historic Port Communities,”held February 6-8, 2013. Hosted by the Preservation Society of Charleston , World...

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Positive News for Charleston Lawsuit

The number of cruise ships in Charleston has increased exponentially. | Photo: National Trust Litigation is often the last option in the fight to protect historic places, but in the relatively new and developing field of historic preservation law, legal precedent is not always available....

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Cruise Ships and You: Applying Lessons Learned

When a group of Statewide and Local Partners recently gathered in Charleston to hear Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF), Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC), and the National Trust Charleston Field Office (CFO) discuss cruise ship issues and the Charleston harbor, many were expecting an...