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Historic Real Estate: The Grand Estate Edition

Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

 

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Discover a new world of wildlife on this estate, including wild turkeys, eagles, owls, quail, and more.

Ben Lomond -- Dunnsville, Va.

Surround yourself with scenic and peaceful landscape with the 60-plus acres that make up this estate. It's stunning in every season on the outside, and has beautiful spaces inside to enjoy every day. Large rooms with high ceilings also feature scenic murals and original mantles, moldings, and doors, circa 1730. Price: $1,695,000... 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.

[10 on Tuesday] Ten (More) Essential Preservation Books

Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

 

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Elliott Bay Book Company, an independent and family-owned bookstore in Seattle.

There are tons of informative, fascinating, and practical books out there on historic preservation and its connection to our cities, neighborhoods, and lives. We have a handful of suggestions below to get you started or add to your list. You can also take a look at our first preservation books list for even more ideas.

Head to your favorite local or online bookstore to check out these titles:... 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 Historic District Edition

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

 

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Antique gaslights are just some of the many historic elements that make this house so charming.

Glencoe Mill Owner’s House -- Burlington, N.C.

The historic 1897 Queen Anne house sits in Glencoe Mill Village, a neighborhood listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Many details throughout the house have been authentically replicated, helping to earn it a Minetree Pyne Preservation Award from the Burlington Historic Preservation Commission. Price: $455,000... 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 Interior Photo Edition

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

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The grand entryway is full of open space and sleek, original design.

Edward Dart Midcentury Modern Masterpiece -- Glencoe, Ill.

Built in 1964 by noted Chicago architect Edward Dart and sits just steps from Lake Michigan, on a little over more than an acre of property. The entryway is grand, the woodwork throughout the house is exquisite, and to top it off, the skylights follow the phases of the moon. Price: $2,900,000... 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.

[10 on Tuesday] Tips for Being a Good Tour Guide

Posted on: December 11th, 2013 by Emily Potter 6 Comments

 

Ed. Note: Sorry for the delay in this week's toolkit -- we were busy moving offices! The good news is, despite the Tuesday moniker, these tips work for every day of the week. So enjoy!

Last spring, when a hint of warmer weather got us ready to think about being outside, we put together a toolkit with ideas to help you organize a tour in your community. But don’t let the current chilly winter season stop you from giving -- or going on -- tours.

Instead, use these 10 tips, compiled by Johns Hopkins, Executive Director of Baltimore Heritage, to help you be the best tour guide you can be. (Not a tour guide? These tips can also give you insight into being a good tour goer.)... 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.