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[10 on Tuesday] How to Preserve African-American Historic Places

Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

 

In honor of our country’s recent 50th anniversary of the March on Washington -- and in light of this week’s Congressional Black Caucus annual conference with its exciting focus on the many ways preservation can benefit African-American communities -- today’s toolkit features tips and case studies to help you save sites of African-American heritage in your community.... 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 Two-For-One Edition

Posted on: September 13th, 2013 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

 

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The main house -- one of two historic houses on this Corona lot.

Two Historic Homes on One Lot -- Corona, Calif.

This Corona property offers two historic homes -- the grand main house, which has been featured as an award winner in Victorian Homes magazine, and a guest house. And while you can appreciate and enjoy the history and charm of their original integrity, you can also relax surrounded by modern upgrades, including earthquake retrofits, granite counter tops, and an outdoor island complete with refrigerator and storage space. Price tag: $897,750

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This charming, carefully restored historic house is within walking distance to Jefferson schools and the historic downtown.

Historic Home with Carriage House -- Jefferson, Ga.

This 1922 home is located in the Historic District of Jefferson and has been lovingly restored and renovated. Four bedrooms and two renovated bathrooms are accessible from the open foyer upstairs. While the carriage house is a more recent addition, it complements the original house and offers space for an office or guests, as well as a hideaway for cars. Price tag: $549,000

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It could be considered paradise -- 30 acres of property, with spring-fed ponds and streams, surrounded by hundreds of acres of protected land.

Historic 1850 Greek Revival Farm -- Brandon, Vt.

Situated on nearly 30 acres nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountain ranges, the historic farmhouse and two story dairy barn are ready for new owners. The property is surrounded by over 300 protected acres entrusted to the Vermont Fish and Game Wildlife Management Program, which are free and open to the owners of this home for hiking, fishing, and hunting. Price tag: Contact agent for price

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 Aerial View Edition

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

 

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Aerial view of Historic Rocky Farm.

Historic Rocky Farm -- Newport, R.I.

This beautiful, private retreat features unparalleled views of the ocean and Gooseberry Island. The 17th-century house is one of the oldest in Newport, once owned by Newport founder Governor William Brenton. Patios, gardens, a garage, and workshop complete the enchanting property. Price tag: $4,700,000... 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.

 

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.