Today's Preservation Round-Up is a selection of stories you alerted us to on our Facebook page. As much as we have our ear to the ground for local preservation stories and efforts around the country, we can't be everywhere at once, so we greatly appreciate your shares. Here are some recent posts worth checking out.
"I've just created a shared google map for alerting folks to historic preservation emergencies in their LA communities. Click to see what's in danger near you, and please add any place you are worried about which is not already on the map."
"Humble Oil was once the most important oil company in Texas with service stations stretched across the state and huge refineries that supplied both Texans and motorists across the country."
"What would you do with 700,000+ square feet of pretty much raw space? The Historic Fergus Falls State Hospital (now RTC) is in need of your ideas. No idea is too outlandish - what would you do with this building?"
"St. Peter’s is one of those places that makes you realize you can go home again. From her beautiful windows to the high boxes inside the church, to the climb up the stairs for a look out over the church yard, St. Peter’s is just a very cool place."
"I am trying to save this historic building and create a gathering place for the community and visitors! The Kickstarter project is to help raise the funds to complete the restoration of the building and create an outdoor space open to the public."
"The unique beauty of Key West’s historic architecture attracts visitors and home buyers from around the world. These timeless homes, many dating from the late 1800s and featuring architectural styles no longer built, offer a glimpse of the past like no other. Yet -- preservation did not come naturally."
""Children Go Where I Send You" will tell the story of the historic Mill Neck School in Hertford County, North Carolina. In August of 2011, Hurricane Irene severely damaged the roof of the school, leaving much of the interior exposed to the elements. Members of Mill Neck Missionary Baptist Church, to whom the school belongs, are at a crossroads. Should they tear down the 1927 structure or can they find a way to achieve their dream of turning it into a community center?"
"Build in the early 1900's the Columbia Theater is a part of Paducah's history. We spoke with Lisa Thompson who is the Executive Director of the Paducah Renaissance Alliance about the renovations taking place."