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Almost Lost: Preserving Page Woodson, Past and Future

By Julie Dalia and Amanda Warr Oklahoma City’s 1910 Page Woodson School had been vacant and vandalized for almost 25 years when—through an astonishing collaboration between the community; the city, county, and federal governments; and an inspired developer who listened to a community and...

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Meeting the Challenges of the Richardson Olmsted Campus

By Corey Fabian-Barrett (Borenstein) The first time I stood in front of the Richardson Olmsted Campus in Buffalo, New York, it wasn’t hard to imagine the bustling hospital it had once been. It was a bitterly cold day in early 2016, and the site was alive with construction workers, plasterers,...

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Remarks by Jay Turnbull, 2018 Recipient of the Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award

Thanks to Stephanie [Meeks] and the [National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of] Trustees. I am overwhelmed—[I] can’t believe this honor has come to me. This award is really for all who made the buildings, spaces, or landscapes [that] my colleagues and I in the world of...

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The 2018 National Preservation Awards

The 2018 National Preservation Awards are being presented this week at PastForward 2018 in San Francisco. The awards honor inspirational projects, individuals, and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in the field of preservation. Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National...

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Remembering Bob Silman

Many of the preservationists in this county consulted with Bob Silman, recognizing how unusual it was to find an engineer that said “we can do this”: we can save original fabric and insert sensitive structural upgrades that result in countless historic buildings being not razed but put back to...

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Safeguarding Our Heritage: Preserving Cherokee Nation

By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker Editor's Note: The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Trustees Emeritus Award for Historic Site Stewardship recognizes success and innovation in historic preservation, management, and programming at historic sites. Want to submit a...

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Washington Hall: More Than a Restoration Project

By Kji Kelly Editor's note: In November 2017, Washington Hall was presented with a Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award at PastForward in Chicago. As Seattle’s only citywide public development authority, Historic Seattle has worked since 1974 to foster a more...

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