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Historic Real Estate: The Inside Charm Edition

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

 

blog_photo_Historic Home, LaGrange, KY
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 →

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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.

[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.

Historic Real Estate: The Oak Edition

Posted on: May 9th, 2014 by Emily Potter

 

blog_photo_Shady Oaks, NC
Shady Oaks is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a wonderful example of the elegant homes built in North Carolina's Roanoke Valley.

Shady Oaks -- Warrenton, North Carolina

Shady Oaks is thought to have been originally constructed for tobacco planter, entrepreneur, and civic leader Robert Tines Creek. The home’s most notable features are the elegant woodwork found in the music room and living room and the “carved blind arch” found in the entryway. These and other historic elements have been carefully preserved by previous owners. Price: $395,000... 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.

Historic Real Estate: The Million Dollar Home Edition

Posted on: April 25th, 2014 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

 

blog_photo_Gov. Jacques Dupre House
Just 30 minutes from Baton Rouge, this 34.8 acre estate is peaceful, beautiful, and private.

Gov. Jacques Dupre House -- Jarreau, LA

This circa 1790 Creole Plantation house is located in Pointe Coupee Parish. The home has been meticulously restored and features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, original cypress and stone floors, plus six wood-burning fireplaces, not to mention the pond, guest house, and barn out back. Price: $1,495,000... 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.

 

Great heritage trails are more than just a list of stops at historic places along a mapped route. They can be a journey through time.

It’s also a journey all its own to create a heritage trail from start to finish -- from deciding what story to tell to selecting the sites that illustrate the area’s history. To help you plan an engaging, fun, and informative trail, we’ve laid out seven steps that start you on the right path (literally!).... 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.