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Summer 2006 Forum Journal: Investing in Our Rural Heritage

​ Table of Content Introduction: Investing in Our Rural Heritage by Richard Moe Rural Development Trends and Opportunities for Historic Preservation by James Lindberg A New Approach to Rural Preservation: Observation 27 Years Later by Lisbeth Cort New Life for Iowa's Small Towns Thanks to a...

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Summer 2009 Forum Journal: Responding to the Economic Downturn

This summer's Forum Journal responds and examines some of the trends in historic preservation. Read Donovan Rypkema's 20/20 Vision into the Future, and how Statewide and Local Partners are reacting to the economy in their localities. Anita Durel looks to options for museums and historic sites,...

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PastForward Reading List: ReUrbanism

We are continuing our annual reading lists leading up to PastForward 2017. As always, they present curated videos, articles, and projects that we hope will spark discussions in Chicago come November 14–17. Register for the conference today! At PastForward 2016 in Houston, the ...

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Letter to Congress by Main Street Communities on Deferred Maintenance at the National Park Service

​A copy of our national sign-on Main Street letter to Congress asking their support for preserving historic and cultural sites in the National Park system submitted on May 22, 2017​ #NationalParkService #MainStreet #repairbacklog #congress #MainStreetAmerica

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In Historic Boston, Preservation Is a Way of Life

In some places historic preservation is a passing fad. Old buildings are trendy for a while and then they`re replaced with more contemporary styles of architecture and design. But that`s not the case in Boston. For us, preservation is a way of life. Boston is a 400-year-old city that`s rich in...


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Community-Owned Stores:New Anchors for Older Main Streets

Six years ago, Powell, Wyo. (population: 5,373), lost its only department store when Stage, a regional chain, decided to shutter a portion of its outlets. Residents suddenly faced a 50-mile round trip to the big-box stores in Cody or a 200-mile round trip to the mall in Billings, Mont., to buy...


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Louisville: Bringing People Back to the City

Louisville`s historic neighborhoods are urban treasures that reflect the city`s growth following its first settlement in 1778. Settlers at the Falls of the Ohio were followed by waves of immigrants, developing a thriving river-based mercantile economy that can be traced in Main Street`s cast...


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Main Street Turns 25

This month, 1,500 Main Street leaders will converge in Baltimore, Md., to celebrate a quarter century of a movement many once said could never happen. Most of those attending will have five to ten years of experience, in one community or several. In these places, they have, on average, completed...


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Champions in the Oregon Legislature

Ask almost any Oregonian why we love our state, and you’re likely to be given a three word answer: Quality of life. Our natural beauty, natural bounty, and creative spirit define who we are as Oregonians, and make Oregon not just a livable place, but a place where we to want to live. To...