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The Power of the Easement: Protecting the Legacy of Nina Simone

In 2018, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund designated the Nina Simone Childhood Home as a National Treasure . The three-room, 660-square-foot home is significant for its association with Nina Simone and as the house where she...

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Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act

By Shaw Sprague, Ross Bradford, and Raina Regan Editor's Note (July 2021): Together with coalition partners, the National Trust for Historic Preservation sent a letter to House and Senate leadership in support of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act . The bill seeks to...

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Easement Monitoring: How 5 Preservation Organizations Adapted For the Pandemic

How are preservation organizations that hold easements conducting monitoring visits while we are in the midst of a pandemic? We reached out to five different staff members from preservation organizations across the United States to hear how they’ve updated their practices to continue their ...

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Preservation Easement Stewardship during the time of Coronavirus

By Raina Regan and Casey DeHaven How does the coronavirus impact preservation professionals responsible for ongoing easement stewardship? In the short-term, being unable to visit easement properties may delay project reviews and defer cyclical easement inspections. At the National Trust,...

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Tracking Changes in Easement Property Ownership

Building constructive relationships with property owners or representatives is a key element to successful easement administration. A property owner that knows and trusts the easement-holding organization, and more specifically, that organization’s representative, is more likely to reach out...

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Funding Easement Stewardship

Preservation organizations that accept and hold preservation easements assume the long-term responsibility to manage the easement, often in perpetuity. Easement administration typically includes routine monitoring, staff time to respond to owner requests, and legal costs for questions about...

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Forum Webinar: Ensuring Perpetuity: Effective Easement Monitoring

On March 13 Preservation Leadership Forum hosted the most recent Forum Webinar , which focused on easement monitoring as a critical component of a preservation organization’s easement program. Regular monitoring not only ensures compliance with the property’s easement but it can also be a...

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Slide Deck: Ensuring Perpetuity: Effective Easement Monitoring

This is the slide deck for "Ensuring Perpetuity: Effective Easement Monitoring" webinar that took place on March 13, 2019. #easements #Legal

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