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Winter 2011 Forum Journal: Broadening Perspectives

The articles in the Winter 2011 issue of the Forum Journal can be described in six simple words: next, ordinances, habitat, Jane, murals, and beer! An eclectic set of terms, but one that represents six complex and engaging articles that reach into very different areas of preservation practice....

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A Recipe for Getting Armory Reuse Projects Right

This article originally appeared on CityLab on May 17, 2017. It is reposted here with permission. By Alexis Clements Just a block and a half away from where I live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, is the Bedford Union Armory, which for a few years now has been sitting largely unused. Turned...

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“Just Say Yes”: How Improvisation and Craft Shaped the Restoration of the Chicago Athletic Association Building

By Paul Alessandro Improvisation is the art of crafting a story based on bits of information contributed by the audience as well as fellow performers. Each night in improv theaters all over Chicago, actors use a simple rule to forward their improvisations and support one another&rsquo...

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Making the Past Come Alive Through Historic Places

By Glenn Wilson and Essence Wilson Why is it sometimes so difficult for Americans to connect with our history? Perhaps some of us take our history for granted or get hung up on the parts that are not so positive. And could it also be that the way history is traditionally presented is ......

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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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Real Estate

Real estate defines a finite resource—land—that supports an infinite of set of activities and responsibilities, but it also describes where we live. Real estate tools can be valuable asset for historic preservation. PastForward: preservationLivability Additional Resources Forum Journal: Get...


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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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Historic Preservation Is at the Very Core of Our Business

I`d like to update you on what we are doing at GSA to maintain our federal government`s public buildings legacy, and let you know how you can help us now and in the years ahead. Our 7,000 employees are proud stewards of the 450 historic buildings that now make up 25 percent of our 200-million-...


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Utah Preservationists Sell IRS on Downtown Adaptive Use

A year and a half ago the IRS had planned to build a new service center on the outskirts of Ogden, Utah, adjacent to its existing facility just off the highway. But in May 2001 the U.S. General Services Administration announced that it would instead build the new facility in downtown Ogden. The...