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Historic Real Estate: The State Park Edition

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by Emily Potter No Comments

 

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You can be sure of a quiet neighborhood with this house. The Timberlake sits down the road from a U.S. Wildlife Refuge of 125 acres on the Rappahannock River. (Not a state park, but still protected land.)

Timberlake -- Port Royal, Virginia

One of the extraordinary features of this historic home is the Great Hall, which stretches from one end of the house to the other with a marble floor, fireplace, and built-in shelves. The home was built circa 1750 and has been added to over the years, including a family room built in the 1990s. Timberlake needs love and care, however, as the home requires a new roof, HVAC, and other more minor work. Price: $398,000... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

 

Now that we have a revamped Preservation Tips & Tools template, we're looking back at some of our most popular "10 on Tuesday" toolkits and giving them a refresh with our new look.

When we make friends we like to learn about them -- we ask them where they grew up, where they went to school, and when they were born.

Our homes are a lot like that. We spend time with them, value them, and take care of them. So it makes sense that we want to know more about them -- who lived there before, how it’s changed over time, and when it was built.

If only walls could talk, right? Instead, here are 10 ways to uncover the story behind your older or historic home (or any other building you’re interested in).... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

Two Days Left to Take Our Membership Month Challenge!

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 by Emily Potter

 

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Thanks to the generous support of our members, we are launching new programs and campaigns to save more of America's historic places -- like HOPE Crew (Hands-On Preservation Experience), pictured here painting the interior of National Treasure Hinchliffe Stadium.

It’s that time again! That time when our thoughts are not only turning to the summer months ahead, but also to the exciting momentum we've been building throughout this year’s Membership Month.

Members are the foundation of the National Trust. That’s why we dedicate the month of May to shining a spotlight on the work they help us do and encourage others to join our growing preservation movement. Our efforts to preserve and protect our country’s historic and iconic places would not be possible without the support of those who share in our passion.

This year, our goal is to welcome 300 new members to our National Trust community by May 31. That’s just two days left, and we’re nearly there!... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

Historic Real Estate: The Inside Charm Edition

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Don't let the outside deceive you -- the interior of this historic home is full of surprises, from the large windows and dutch door in the dining room, to the first-floor master suite complete with dressing room and master bath.

Historic Home -- LaGrange, Kentucky

This charming 1850 historic home is located in the downtown area of LaGrange, only 20 minutes to Louisville. From the outside it looks like a quaint cottage, but the inside is 2,300 square feet of historic character and modern amenities, including original pine floors, a front door with glass side-lights, fully remodeled kitchen, first-floor master suite, and more. Price: $169,900... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

[Preservation Tips & Tools] Fundamentals of Fundraising

Posted on: May 20th, 2014 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

One critical component of nearly any preservation project is funding. It enables you to hire craftsmen, build advocacy campaigns, purchase materials and equipment, and so much more. However, money won’t just fall into your lap -- so how do you get it?

All research and polling around charitable or philanthropic behavior suggest one inescapable truth: People give because someone asked them. While that’s a strong place to start, there’s a little more to it, so this toolkit provides you with some fundamental steps for fundraising.

If you can put these basics into practice, then you will increase your chances of turning an ask into financial support for your great preservation work.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.