Preservation Magazine

Chicago's "American Idol of Preservation" Winners Announced

Posted on: November 14th, 2007 by Margaret Foster

 

onleongh.jpgThe Viking Ship won.

The results of the second American Express Partners in Preservation popularity contest are in. In what's been dubbed the "American Idol for Preservation," Chicago-area voters had five weeks to cast an online vote for their favorite from a list of 25 historic structures, including a 115-year-old replica of a Viking Ship in Raven, Ill.

Announced yesterday, each of the 15 winners will receive grants totaling $1 million; even the 10 sites that were not selected will get $5,000. A Chinatown building, On Leong Merchant Association Building (Pui Tak Center), won the most votes. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley served on the advisory committee, which, along with executives from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, selected the other 14 projects.... Read More →

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University of Missouri Begins Work on Neglected 19th-Century Stone House

Posted on: November 13th, 2007 by Margaret Foster

 

Hickman HouseAbandoned for three decades, one of Missouri's oldest stone houses, located two miles from the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail, is now on its way to being restored.

Last month, work began on the 1819 Thomas Hickman House, now part of the 600-acre University of Missouri-Columbia's research farm near New Franklin, Mo.

The university, which has owned the Hickman House since the 1950s, has raised $1.25 million for the restoration project, thanks in part to a matching grant of $250,000 from Save America's Treasures, a public-private partnership between the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.... Read More →

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New Hampshire Can't Afford to Maintain its Landmarks

Posted on: November 9th, 2007 by Preservation magazine

 

Robert Frost’s farm in Derry, N.H.UPDATE: In June 2007, the state of New Hampshire established a Bureau of Historic Sites, which will oversee funding for the state's landmarks. As for the Frost Farm's roof, trustee Laura Burnham says, "We have not fixed it yet, but we have the money. Hopefully within the next month or so, they’ll be dealing with the roof issue. Things are definitely looking up."

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Park Opens With Restored 1936 Gas Station

Posted on: November 8th, 2007 by Margaret Foster

 

Glendale’s 1936 gas station before restorationIt isn't every day that a 70-year-old gas station is the centerpiece of a park, but that's just what happened in Glendale, Calif.

On Saturday, the Los Angeles suburb will celebrate the grand opening of a new "mini-park," a 12,500-square-foot green space around a restored streamline moderne gas station built in 1936.

"It's been a long, long process," says Michael Teahan, president of Adams Hill Homeowners' Association, which fought to save the former Richfield Oil Co. Station.... Read More →

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MIT Sues Gehry for "Design and Construction Failures"

Posted on: November 7th, 2007 by Margaret Foster

 

Finlay McWalterThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week filed a lawsuit against Frank Gehry's architecture firm, citing design flaws in its Stata Center, completed in 2004.

"I think the issues are fairly minor," Gehry told the New York Times. "MIT is after our insurance."

The suit says that the school in Cambridge, Mass., paid $1.5 million to repair the cracked walls of the building's amphitheater earlier this year.... Read More →

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