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Help Us Reach Our Membership Month Goal!

Posted on: May 21st, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

Large crowd. Credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation

You might know that May is National Preservation Month, designed to encourage community residents to go out and visit the historic sites that make their neighborhoods meaningful places to live.

But did you also know that May is National Trust Membership Month? We launched Membership Month as a way to celebrate the importance of our members and the difference their support makes in helping to save the very places we are shining a spotlight on during National Preservation Month. And this year, our goal is to welcome 150 new members to our organization by May 31.

Whether a local preservationist or preservation professional, National Trust members play a vital role in protecting our country’s heritage. Member support enables us to preserve sacred landscapes, Modernist masterpieces, and beloved communities; fight to protect important preservation legislation that benefits our local economies; and empower individuals to take a stand for the places that matter to them.

Plus, in addition to having such a powerful impact on our work, membership comes with a host of great benefits, such as:

  • An annual subscription to our award-winning magazine, Preservation
  • Discounts on hundreds of historic places across the country and overseas
  • Up to 50% off the best available rate at Historic Hotels of America nationwide

We’re less than two weeks away from our deadline of May 31, and we’re halfway to our goal of welcoming 150 new members to the National Trust. We know we can make it.

If you’re not a member already, we hope you’ll consider becoming one in May. Membership starts at just $20, and joining today means you’ll not only help us reach our goal, but you’ll join thousands of passionate people who care about saving the treasured historic places that tell our stories and honor our heritage.

Every member is important to us, and we are very grateful for your support. Thank you for helping us save places!

Already a National Trust member? You can still help! Make a special donation or renew your membership today.

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.

 

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Historic house combining Moderne, Art Deco, and International styles at 655 7th Street NE needs to be relocated by December 2013. 

Modern Jewel Seeks Third Family to Occupy -- Mason City, Iowa

At 3,200 square feet, this unique home features five bedrooms and four bathrooms, a family room with a nautical motif, two outdoor decks, an original Westinghouse refrigerator, a "steamship chimney" fireplace, an original corner tub, and many more interesting details. The house suffered no structural damage after the flood in 2008, and the owners took quick action to dry out the house. Learn more about why Mason City needs to relocate this and other houses. Price tag: $1

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Tudor Revival cottage at 721 N Carolina Place needs to be relocated by December 2013.

Tudor Cottage from the 1930s -- Mason City, Iowa

Another house in Mason City that is available for relocation, this charming Tudor Revival cottage features original floor-to-ceiling cabinets in the kitchen, hardwood floors throughout the house, and a full-height entry door into the attic space upstairs. For more information, click on the Description tab in the Historic Properties for Sale ad. Price tag: $1

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Front of historic Craftsman-style home located at 615 N Hampshire Avenue that needs to be relocated by December 2013.

American Four Square Looking for New Setting -- Mason City, Iowa

This two-story variation of a hipped roof house is from the post-World War 1 era. Two of its four bedrooms feature Murphy beds, and one with extensive woodwork has a hidden closet. There is an eat-in kitchen with a bay window and limestone flooring, as well as a detached 3-car garage available for relocation. For more information, click on the Description tab in the Historic Properties for Sale ad. Price tag: $1

See all of the houses in Mason City that need to be relocated.

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.

 

You've launched your search for a historic house, figured out how to finance it, and thoroughly checked whether it’s in good condition. Now you think you’re ready to buy -- so you’re done, right?

Well, almost. Before you sign on the dotted line, use this handy summary checklist -- the final item in our series on buying a historic home -- to make sure you've covered all your bases. (We’ll be back next week with toolkits on getting you settled into your new old house.)

Here are the top 10 questions to ask yourself before putting your John Hancock on the contract:... 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 Modestly Scaled Edition

Posted on: May 3rd, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Barnaby House in Oxford, Md.

Historic Barnaby House -- Oxford, Maryland

The Barnaby House is one of only three 18th-century buildings remaining in Oxford, a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and the only one that has retained its original historic integrity. Inside the one-and-a-half story house, you’ll find elaborate Georgian woodwork, raised panel woodwork, and a series of incised schooners that decorate the kitchen fireplace. Price tag:... 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.

 

Linda Dishman, executive director of the LA Conservancy. Credit: Robert Pacheco
Linda Dishman

A preservationist from the beginning, Linda Dishman is leading the local preservation movement in Los Angeles, California as Executive Director of the LA Conservancy. She's seen a lot in her 20 years at the Conservancy, and in this interview, she reflects on past wins, losses, and what they've meant to the organization.... 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.