If you haven’t heard the news yet, those of us at National Trust for Historic Preservation headquarters here in Washington, D.C., will move into new digs in the historic Watergate complex on December 9.... Read More →
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for our 2014 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places -- and we need your help. Over the past 26 years, the National Trust’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places has been instrumental in helping to sound the alarm, and help save, hundreds of America’s most important, threatened places.
National Trust staffer Priya Chhaya said it beautifully last week: This year, we at the National Trust are thankful for the people of preservation.
As you just saw in the video above, your support has enabled us to accomplish great things this past year. From Los Angeles’ Terminal Island to Charleston’s historic waterfront, we have made a tangible difference across the country for the places we love.
We're also thankful for an unprecedented $10 million challenge grant from longtime preservationist Robert W. Wilson. As one of the largest gifts ever made to the National Trust, this extraordinary leadership contribution will have an enormous impact on the ground to save the inspiring sites that tell America’s story.
In the coming weeks we'll talk more about our vision for 2014, but we didn't want to let this day of gratitude pass without acknowledging your crucial role in saving places. Please accept our deepest thanks, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Written by Amy Cole and Jenny Buddenborg, Denver Field Office
There are 150 historic hospital campuses operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs today, but many are threatened with closure, replacement with a “shiny, new” facility, or demolition of signature historic buildings. A new report from the National Trust offers recommendations for saving these campuses and buildings, and today’s toolkit boils it down to tips and examples you can use in your community.... Read More →
Every preservationist, whether new to the game or a seasoned saver, walks into a fight knowing there's always a chance for loss. It's one of the unfortunate side effects of our cause -- that not every building will stay around for the next generation.
Now that sad moment has come for our National Treasure Prentice Women's Hospital, a Modernist icon in Chicago that is currently being demolished to make way for a new Northwestern University building.
But with loss comes hope. Losses can galvanize us. They remind us what's worth fighting for. And they inspire us to make sure it doesn't happen to other much-loved places elsewhere in the country.
As the scaffolding goes up around Prentice, we sat down with our colleague Chris Morris, a senior field officer for the National Trust who's been dedicated to Prentice since day 1. Here's what she had to say about the hospital, Modernism, and moving forward.... Read More →