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A local Midcentury Modern bank in Georgia.

Over the past six months, we’ve brought you a number of toolkits focused on saving different types of historic places -- your local post office, the older church in your community, historic cemeteries, and many others. In this week’s 10 on Tuesday round-up, we’ve gathered all of these posts into a one-stop shop of toolkits to help you save (almost) any kind of place that matters to you.

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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.

Historic Real Estate: The Platinum Edition

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

blog_photo_Belle Alliance Plantation
Fully renovated, 15,000 square feet, and waterfront property make this a Louisiana dream home.

Belle Alliance Plantation -- Donaldsonville, La.

A stunning example of Greek Revival architecture, this house was built in 1846 and sits on 10.5 acres along the bank of the Bayou Lafourche. Among the many elegant features throughout the home is a ballroom painted with custom-designed colors of striking blue for the walls and luxurious gold for the ceiling. Price: $3,785,000... 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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You've bought a historic house, but it needs a little (or a lot) of work to turn it into a home. With thoughtful planning and research at the outset, you can ensure that the fix-it stage goes as smoothly as possible. This week’s round-up of toolkits brings you five things to consider as you look to restore or rehabilitate your new old house.... 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 “House-Next-Door” Edition

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

 

blog_photo_Elegant 1915 Queen Anne
This charming historic Queen Anne home close to shops and restaurants, but nestled on its own private lot.

Elegant 1915 Queen Anne -- College Park, Md.

A short walk to the metro and train station, historic College Park airport, and the University of Maryland campus, but also surrounded by trees and azaleas, this elegant home offers a charming setting for a peaceful private space or entertaining family and friends. Six bedrooms and three bathrooms means there’s plenty of space for everyone. Price: $525,000... 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 White Clapboard Edition

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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You'll have plenty of room for entertaining in this grand house -- eight bedrooms, two kitchens, and four fireplaces ensure there is space for everyone.

John Howland Wood Mansion -- Bayside, Texas

The Wood House was built in 1875 for John Howland Wood, a soldier, rancher, merchant, and civic leader in Texas. His magnificent home is one of the most substantial and least altered country mansions in post-Civil War Texas. It is a true piece of history, as the mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and became a Texas Historic Landmark in 1998. 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.