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Historic Real Estate: The Inn Edition

Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

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Former Mabel Dodge Luhan Guest Home -- Taos, New Mexico

Mabel Gansen Evans Dodge Sterne Luhan was a wealthy American patron of the arts who built this Pueblo-style house to encourage artistic and intellectual creativity. Georgia O’Keeffe, D. H. Lawrence, and Ansel Adams were just a few of the guests who once stayed here. Price tag: contact agent... Read More →

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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.

 

Before 2008, M. Rosalind Sagara didn't know many details about the history of the Chinese community in Riverside, Calif. Now, you could say she is one of the most engaged experts on the story of the area’s early immigrants, as she leads her community’s efforts to preserve the very beginnings of their Chinese American history.

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Sagara (center) on the George Wong History Walk in Riverside, Calif. George Wong was the last resident of Riverside’s Chinatown, and the walk takes guests on a tour of his life. ... 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 Delightfully Named Edition

Posted on: March 23rd, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

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Hope Cottage; 1,800 square feet; 3/4 acre lot; move-in ready.

Hope Cottage -- Edenton, North Carolina

Nestled among the trees is Edenton’s Hope Cottage, recently named one of North Carolina’s Great Places by the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association. Decide for yourself if the 1907 waterfront property, which comes with a finished outbuilding perfect for an office or hideaway and one of the finest gardens in town, is indeed one of the greatest places. Price tag: $485,000... 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.

 

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The Frederick Douglass House in Washington, D.C.

There are many inspiring and extraordinary tales of passionate women to tell during Women’s History Month. Preservation has our own influential set of female advocates who are paving the way in protecting our county’s heritage, past and present, and we’re excited to highlight some of them this month.

Helen Pitts Douglass was one of the very first of these passionate women in preservation. As the daughter of parents who were both active in abolitionist and suffragist movements, Helen developed early on a determination to stand up for what she believed in. She became a teacher at the Hampton Institute in Virginia, a school founded for the education of black men and women, and was involved with the feminist newspaper, Alpha, before she went to work for Frederick Douglass in 1882.... 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 $1, Everything-Must-Go Edition

Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by Emily Potter 7 Comments

 

If you’ve got a little ingenuity and some imagination, one of these modest homes could be for you. The only catch is that you’ll have to move it out of Ettrick, Virginia by June 30. These properties have been designated as “contributing” to the Historic District of Ettrick and most were originally built as mill worker houses, but all are in danger of demolition if they’re not moved. See a more complete listing of the $1 homes for sale here.

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Front of 21013 Chesterfield Avenue. 
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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.