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Historic Real Estate: The Stone Home Edition

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Emily Potter 3 Comments

 

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Hendrick Kip House -- Fishkill, New York

Built in 1753, the Hendrick Kip House is one of the oldest pre-revolutionary homesteads in Duchess County, New York. It once served as the headquarters for Baron von Steuben, a Major General during the Revolutionary War. Today the stone country estate sits fully restored on 50 acres. Price tag: $779,000

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Historic 1750 Stone House -- Saugerties, New York

Carefully restored features such as exposed beams, wide Kingsboard floors, a nine-foot hearth, and hand-forged hardware make this home elegant and unique. Breathtaking mountain views surround the home and its three-car garage, horse barn, and outdoor heated pool. It is currently a vacation rental. Price tag: $995,000

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French Country Stone Cottage -- Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

Reminiscent of a French country chateau, this oval stone cottage overlooks the beautiful Lackawaxen River, made famous by author Zane Grey, known for his adventure novels about the American frontier, such as Riders of the Purple Sage. Private beach frontage and a screened-in gazebo offer easy access to idyllic views. Price tag: $549,000

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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.

 

Paris' Eiffel Tower from afar. Credit: Priya Chhaya
Paris' Eiffel Tower from afar

Stand at the edge of any city and close your eyes. Now open them. What do you see?... Read More →

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Priya Chhaya

Priya Chhaya

Priya Chhaya is Associate Manager for Online Content, Preservation Resources at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A public historian at heart, she sees history wherever she goes and believes that it is an important part of the American identity.

Frager's Hardware, Washington D.C. Icon, Devastated by Fire

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by Sarah Heffern 3 Comments

 

Frager's Hardware, c. 2008. Photo courtesy GarberDC, Flickr.
Frager's Hardware, c. 2008

I still remember when I learned there was more to Frager’s Hardware than its three ground-level store fronts and garden center. I had arrived in search of adjustable window screens and after wandering aimlessly for less than a minute (it was impossible to go longer with a confused expression without being helped at Frager’s), a kind gentleman led me up the stairs to the left of the cash registers into a part of the store I hadn’t known existed, and quickly found me my screens. I can’t honestly say I know where he got them from, however, because I was too busy marveling at my surroundings.

Frager’s was like shopping in my grandmother’s attic.
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Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern is the social media strategist for the National Trust’s Public Affairs team. While she embraces all things online and pixel-centric, she’s also a hard-core building hugger, having fallen for preservation in a fifth grade “Built Environment” class.

Help Us Reach Our Membership Month Goal!

Posted on: May 21st, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

Large crowd. Credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation

You might know that May is National Preservation Month, designed to encourage community residents to go out and visit the historic sites that make their neighborhoods meaningful places to live.

But did you also know that May is National Trust Membership Month? We launched Membership Month as a way to celebrate the importance of our members and the difference their support makes in helping to save the very places we are shining a spotlight on during National Preservation Month. And this year, our goal is to welcome 150 new members to our organization by May 31.

Whether a local preservationist or preservation professional, National Trust members play a vital role in protecting our country’s heritage. Member support enables us to preserve sacred landscapes, Modernist masterpieces, and beloved communities; fight to protect important preservation legislation that benefits our local economies; and empower individuals to take a stand for the places that matter to them.

Plus, in addition to having such a powerful impact on our work, membership comes with a host of great benefits, such as:

  • An annual subscription to our award-winning magazine, Preservation
  • Discounts on hundreds of historic places across the country and overseas
  • Up to 50% off the best available rate at Historic Hotels of America nationwide

We’re less than two weeks away from our deadline of May 31, and we’re halfway to our goal of welcoming 150 new members to the National Trust. We know we can make it.

If you’re not a member already, we hope you’ll consider becoming one in May. Membership starts at just $20, and joining today means you’ll not only help us reach our goal, but you’ll join thousands of passionate people who care about saving the treasured historic places that tell our stories and honor our heritage.

Every member is important to us, and we are very grateful for your support. Thank you for helping us save places!

Already a National Trust member? You can still help! Make a special donation or renew your membership today.

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.

 

The Edris House (1954) was carefully designed and sited to blend with its desert environment.
The Edris House (1954) was carefully designed and sited to blend with its desert environment.

Last weekend, I escaped the chill of the Northeast to travel to Palm Springs, Calif. for a friend’s wedding. My trip from NYC to Palm Springs followed the path of Don Draper in Season 2 of the AMC series Mad Men, when some drama unfolded in a great Modernist house in the desert. For a preservationist like me, the house was the star of that episode.... 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.

Roberta Lane

Roberta Lane

Roberta Lane is the Senior Field Officer and Attorney for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s New York City Field Office. She has been with the National Trust since 2006, delivering preservation technical assistance and legal guidance in the field.