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Save the Courthouses

When historic Hill County Courthouse in Hillsboro, Texas, burned nearly to the ground on New Year`s Day 1993, it was a watershed event for Texas preservationists. Magnificent as they are, the 220-plus historic courthouses that dot the state had come to be taken for granted. When one was all but...

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Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program Sparks Downtown Revitalization

Texas has more historic courthouses than any other state. Today there are more than 254 county-owned courthouses still standing that are at least 50 years old. About 90 were built before the turn of the 20th century. By the end of that century, most of these structures were significantly...

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What If the Next ”Happens Without Us?

This speech was given at the Forum luncheon at the close of the 2010 National Preservation Conference in Austin. When I was asked to speak at the annual Forum luncheon, I felt honored and a touch apprehensive. In my three-plus decades of involvement in preservation, which includes more than a...

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Our Program to Preserve the County Courthouses of Texas

Texans have always taken great pride in our state’s history, and our county courthouses are part of that history. All across Texas, these architectural treasures are important symbols of local governments and our heritage. Texas has more historic courthouses than any other state, with more...

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Forum Reference Desk: The Knowledge of the Crowd

Documerica Then and Now, a photo documentary project, uses crowdsourcing to get photos of sites across the country. | Credit: USEPAGOV The dictionary defines crowdsourcing as "the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of...

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Texas Courthouses Are Going Underground to Save Energy

In his article for the Summer 2012 Forum Journal, Jim Lindberg documents the work of the National Trust to incorporate green technologies into the renovation of the new Western Field Office located in the Emerson School in Denver. Here he gives us another example on energy-saving technologies...

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