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Creating Workforce Housing in a Historic D.C. Neighborhood

By Lauren Oswalt McHale In 2012 The L’Enfant Trust launched its award-winning —and Washington, D.C.’s first— Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP) in the Anacostia Historic District. The HPRP uses historic preservation as the key to reclaiming derelict...

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Case Study: A Preservationist’s Own Rehabilitation Project

By Giselle Rahn Beyond the well-known and beautiful National Landmark District of Savannah, Georgia, many blocks in the city include one or two abandoned or empty houses. In spring 2014 my then-boyfriend (now husband)—a man with a big heart and minimal home maintenance experience&mdash...

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Preserving Wisconsin’s Civic Legacy, A Guide to Rehabilitation and Reusing Local Government Properties

This booklet, created by the National Trust’s former Midwest Office in 2010, with funding from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wis., is designed to help municipalities save and reuse their historic buildings. #Rehabilitation #community #AdaptiveUse #RealEstate ...

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Multi-Site Rehabilitation: A Model Urban Approach (August 4, 2015 | Forum Webinar)

Join us as experienced community developers from two states outline key practices and partnerships used to bring their multi-site projects to fruition. Guy Kempe, Vice President for Community Development at RUPCO, Inc., teams up with Madeline Fletcher, executive director of Newburgh, New York...


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Preservation Spurs Renaissance in Dayton

In Dayton, Ohio, the importance of historic preservation as a community revitalization tool is evident. Eight nationally and locally designated historic districts are among the most desirable places to live in the city, and major projects with a historic preservation component are revitalizing...


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Brick + Beam Detroit: Uniting a Community of Rehabbers

By Amy Elliott Bragg Brick + Beam launch party in March brought people together to share stories of rehab triumphs and tribulations | Photo by Gertrud Høgh Rasmussen When the Detroit Land Bank Authority announced that it was cutting back on the number of vacant and...

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The Transept: Historic Church Gets a Boost When Preservationists Come to Town

By Paul Muller S t. John's Evangelical Protestant Church in Cincinnati. | Credit: Paul Muller In 2010 the National Trust held an advanced Preservation Leadership Training (PLT) in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Preservation professionals gathered for a week...

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[Video] A Project of Stewardship in Savannah

By Elizabeth Byrd Wood Giselle Rahn and her boyfriend in front of the home they are rehabbing in Savannah, Ga. | Credit: Giselle Rahn Most stories about renovating an old house have to do with crumbling plaster and rotting sills. But when Giselle Rahn and her boyfriend took on...

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A Guide to Property Control Options for Saving Historic Buildings

by Tom Mayes and Alicia Leuba When the National Trust began its National Treasures program in 2011 one of the goals was to undertake projects that could be models for other preservation efforts across the country. A recent project has prompted the Trust to examine and articulate the variety...

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NH&RA Announces 10 Winners for 2012 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

By Anna Klosterman Old Naval Hospital, Washington, DC. Credit: MacRostie Historic Each year the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) celebrates exceptional preservation real estate projects...

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