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Rosenwald Schools once served generations of teachers, students, parents, and other community members. Today, the schools’ walls continue to tell stories of segregation, perseverance, and the importance of education -- like those from Mabel Dickey, who attended Mt. Zion near Florence, S.C., and Bishop Frederick C. James, who attended Howard Bishop High School in Prosperity, S.C.

Stories like these make the preservation of Rosenwald Schools unique, and they’re the reason the National Trust launched a campaign to save as many remaining schools as possible.... 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 Red Brick Edition

Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Used as both a meeting place and a farmhouse, the Christian Royer House is a twist on the traditional.

Historic Christian Royer House -- Westminster, MD

Born in 1800, Christian Royer gained a reputation in the community as both a farmer and a Brethren minister. The house he had built after he was married is an adaptation of the traditional farmhouse, incorporating both the needs for a meeting house and a domestic farmhouse. This extraordinary home sits at the end of a long, tree-lined driveway, surrounded by fields. Price tag: $625,000... 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] How to Preserve Places of Worship, Part Two

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 by Emily Potter 5 Comments

 

As with any type of historic site, churches, synagogues, and mosques can find themselves at risk when no longer in use. The key difference: They have a religious context and sacred atmosphere that deserve special attention and care.

Last week, we began this conversation with ten questions to ask at the outset of any preservation or reuse project concerning a sacred space. This week, we have ten things to consider when planning for the most sympathetic reuse possible of a place of worship.... 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 Front Porch Edition

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

 

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The William W. Early House nestled among the trees in Brandywine, Maryland.

William W. Early House -- Brandywine, Md.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, the William W. Early House is a classic example of Queen Anne-style architecture. William W. Early, grandson of William H. Early, an important landowner and developer of the village of Brandywine, had the house built in 1907 on the property of his childhood home. Today the house is fully restored, features a gourmet kitchen and spacious rooms, and offers scenic views of the park-like landscape from its expansive porch. Price tag: $599,000... 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 Multi-Million Dollar Edition

Posted on: July 19th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Backyard view of the Delano & Aldrich Manor Home. 

Delano & Aldrich Manor Home -- Muttontown, NY

The Delano & Aldrich architecture firm specialized in the Beaux Arts tradition for elite clients in New York City, and this home shows off their trademark combination of brick and limestone. Seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and 14 fireplaces sprawl throughout 11,500 square feet, and the three acres of landscaped property comes with a heated, in-ground pool. Price tag: $3,980,000... 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.