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Historic Real Estate: The Hotel Edition

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

blog_photo_General Lewis Inn
Warm, cozy, and inviting, the General Lewis Inn has been hosting guests for more than 80 years.

General Lewis Inn -- Lewisburg, W.V.

This historic inn was originally built in the early 1800s as a single-family residence. (Today, this where you’ll find the dining room, kitchen, and suite of several rooms on the first and second floors.) It is surrounded by lush mountainsides and flowing streams, while offering nearby golf courses and shopping in downtown Lewisburg. Price: $2,700,000... 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.

[Slideshow] UPDATE: Painted DC Church Now Artistic Inside and Out

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

Renovated Friendship Baptist Church. Credit: Gerry Suchy
The former Friendship Baptist Church is unique for its eclectic use of Victorian and Romanesque architectural styles combined with Gothic Revival and Queen Anne elements.

Back in the spring, we presented a slideshow of how graffiti artist HENSE transformed a vacant historic church in Washington, D.C., into a work of art.

Today, the building is home to Blind Whino: SW Arts Club, a local nonprofit organization that promotes creativity and learning in an inspirational and artistic environment.... 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 Jersey Edition

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

blog_photo_1912 Mediterranean
Elegant on the inside and out, you'll feel comfortably transported back in time in this historic house.

Beautiful 1912 Mediterranean Revival -- Morristown, N.J.

Located in Jersey’s distinctive, historic Morristown, just three blocks from downtown, this elegant home has been preserved and restored from top to bottom. 700 square feet of the first floor is zoned for professional office use, so the space is perfect for someone running a business from their home. Price: $975,000... 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.

 

blog_photo_Georgia Bank
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.