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Six cool US cities

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Historic Preservation Blog | 0 comments

Six cool US cities Everyone goes to New York and San Francisco … these attractive cities are just as vibrant but less-visited by Brits Rachel Dixon The Guardian, Friday 12 October 2012 17.45 EDT A farmer’s market in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Photograph: Alamy Lewisburg, West Virginia One of the National Trust for Historic Preservation‘s “distinctive destinations”, Lewisburg was voted coolest small town in the US by Budget Travel magazine. What makes it so...

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New Historic Landmarks

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Historic Preservation Blog | 0 comments

                        The Depression-era federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles has been named a national historic landmark. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times / October 18, 2012) New historic landmarks: bridge, battlefield, home of ‘Dr. Bob’ By Richard Simon October 19, 2012, 8:00 a.m. WASHINGTON — A New York grave site, a Kansas battlefield, the Ohio home of an Alcoholics Anonymous founder and Los...

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Our Identity on Film

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Historic Preservation Blog | 0 comments

Great piece below from Scoop Independent News about the influence and value of documentaries on cultural identity. Funding has been cut across the board (all over the world including the US) for independent films and docs making it harder for filmmaker to get material out to the public and audiences. One of the reasons we are so passionate in telling the story of the Ambassador is because we want to expose the important role the Ambassador played in our local and national history. As filmmakers...

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America’s Top Historic Hotels

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Historic Preservation Blog | 0 comments

The storied Beverly Hills Hotel has long been an icon in Tinseltown—but now it’s an official landmark, too. The famed pink hotel was named the first historic landmark in the city of Beverly Hills in mid-2012. But it’s not the only hotel with this honor—a slew of hotels across the country have been officially designated landmarks from preservation groups because of their notable architecture and celebrated histories. Startle.com has highlighted some of the top historic hotels across the...

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A Brief History of Bridges in Los Angeles County

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Historic Preservation Blog | 0 comments

by Nathan Masters on July 18, 2012 2:05 PM Early view of Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge, which opened in 1913 across the Arroyo Seco. Courtesy of the Photo Collection, Los Angeles Public Library. Though Los Angeles lacks a city-defining span like San Francisco’s Golden Gate, bridges nevertheless tame the Southern California landscape for freight trains, light rail vehicles, and millions of private automobiles. Today, drivers on freeways and arterial boulevards may not...

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The San Antonio River Walk – A Short History of Preservation and Urban Renewal

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Historic Preservation Blog | 0 comments

San Antonio, the city of my birth, is one of the oldest cities in the State of Texas. Founded in 1691 along the banks of what would be known as the San Antonio River, the city is famous for the Alamo, its Latin American culture and the River Walk. The history of the Alamo is well known to most but the history of the development of the River Walk is less so. It is a story of historical preservation, Great Depression Era work programs and one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the...

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