Slideshows

[Sitings] Kykuit: A Rockefeller Residence

Posted on: August 3rd, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

In Tarrytown, New York lies Kykuit, a grand Rockefeller mansion. Credit: Jason Pier in DC.
Overlooking the Hudson River lies Kykuit, a grand Rockefeller mansion.

Home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, Kykuit, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Tarrytown, New York just a short distance from New York City.... Read More →

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Woodlawn: A Gift from George Washington

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Built in 1805 and overlooking the Potomac River, Woodlawn was a gift from George Washington to his nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis and his wife, Eleanor "Nelly" Custis, a grandaughter of Martha Washington. Credit: cliff1066, Flickr.
Built in 1805 and overlooking the Potomac River, Woodlawn was a gift from George Washington to his nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis and his wife, Eleanor "Nelly" Custis, a grandaughter of Martha Washington.

Woodlawn, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Alexandria, Virginia is just minutes from D.C. Also close to Mount Vernon, Woodlawn is a great stop for those visitors who'd like to learn more about George Washington’s family.

Bonus treat: Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey house, which is situated on Woodlawn's 126-acre estate.

Learn more about the Federal/Georgian-style home in this slideshow:

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

Coming to Drayton Hall: Historic Preservation in 3D

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013 by Aria Danaparamita

 

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Welcome to history's future. Drayton Hall, a National Trust site in Charleston, South Carolina, follows Colonial Williamsburg in going digital.

Unpack your bag, because you won’t need one for this virtual adventure. Introducing the latest in preservation technology: 3D imaging.

Now, you might be thinking, 3D has been around forever. Visualization software is now common for architects and designers. But for preservation and public history, it means something more: the magic of recreating lost space and time.... Read More →

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Aria Danaparamita

Aria Danaparamita

Aria Danaparamita, or Mita, is a contributor to the PreservationNation blog and recent graduate of Wesleyan University. She enjoys walks, coffee, and short stories. Follow her odd adventures on Twitter at @mitatweets.

[Slideshow] Mad About Modern: Charlotte's Mid-Century Modern Gems

Posted on: July 18th, 2013 by Katherine Flynn

 

Benita. Built in 1964, this house contains rosewood doorknobs on the interior doors, paneled walls and slate flooring. Credit: Cameron Triggs/Triggs Photography.
Benita. Built in 1964, this house contains rosewood doorknobs on the interior doors, paneled walls and slate flooring.

Historic Charlotte hosted the third Mad About Modern home tour this past May, featuring eight homes that showcase the best mid-century modern design the city’s neighborhoods have to offer. From '50s atomic ranch-style houses to '60s tri-levels, the tour aims to raise awareness of Charlotte’s wealth of modernist architecture, as well as make the most of the interest in the style generated by AMC’s hit show Mad Men.... Read More →

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Katherine Flynn

Katherine Flynn

Katherine Flynn is an assistant editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys coffee, record stores and uncovering the stories behind historic places. Follow her on Twitter at @kateallthetime.

[Sitings] African Meeting House, Nantucket

Posted on: July 13th, 2013 by Mame McCully 1 Comment

 

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The African Meeting House on York Street in Nantucket, Mass.

Nantucket, Mass., a popular and picturesque summer destination, is home to the African Meeting House and the Seneca Boston-Florence Higginbotham House. Sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, these historic structures tell the story of the 19th-century African-American community on the island.

Spend a few minutes virtually touring this special site:

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.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.