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On The River: Episode 1 Takes You Down the Historic James River

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by Julia Rocchi

 

Visitors to the James River see largely the same view as Captain John Smith did when he traveled the historic waterway in 1607.
Visitors to the James River see largely the same view as Captain John Smith did when he traveled the historic waterway in 1607.

The James River is “America’s founding river,” yet not everyone has the opportunity to visit it in person. So for this entire week, we at Preservation Nation are taking you on a virtual trip down this beautiful, historic waterway, so you can see for yourself what would be lost if Dominion Virginia Power goes through with its disruptive power line proposal.... Read More →

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Julia Rocchi

Julia Rocchi

Julia Rocchi is the director of digital content at the National Trust. By day she wrangles content; by night (and weekends), she shops local, travels to story-rich places, and walks around looking up at buildings.

 

National Trust staff at the James River, one of our National Treasures.
National Trust staff at the James River, one of our National Treasures.

The Down to the Wire team is hard at work and on the move, letting Virginia (and the nation) know about Dominion Virginia Power’s plan to put high-voltage power lines across the beautiful, historic James River. Last week, we took the campaign to Jamestown: the birthplace of our country, and an area that would be directly impacted by these power lines.... 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.

Tom Wall

Tom Wall is the Associate Manager of Community Outreach. His background includes television production, journalism, nonprofit communications, and marketing. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tom is a graduate of the George Washington University, with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.

 

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The Down to the Wire campaign van in front of Dominion Power's office building in Richmond.

Last week, the Down to the Wire team hit the road and made its first big stop in Richmond -- right in Dominion Power’s front yard. Our message was loud and clear: Find an alternative to putting high-voltage power lines across the beautiful, historic James River at Jamestown. And the people of Richmond turned out to let us know they agree.... 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.

Tom Wall

Tom Wall is the Associate Manager of Community Outreach. His background includes television production, journalism, nonprofit communications, and marketing. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tom is a graduate of the George Washington University, with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Saving the Palace of the Governors is Personal

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 by Tom Wall 5 Comments

 

When the National Trust announced the Palace of the Governors would be named a National Treasure in January 2015, I was elated to have the opportunity to help save a place that means a great deal to me. I was born and raised in Santa Fe, and to me (and many New Mexicans), the Palace is an institution.

Everyone who has lived or spent time in Santa Fe has a memory from the modest-looking adobe “Palace,” which, in addition to being the oldest continuously-used public building in the United States, holds the equally important distinction of serving as the backdrop of fond memories for many generations of New Mexicans over its 400-year life.... 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.

Tom Wall

Tom Wall is the Associate Manager of Community Outreach. His background includes television production, journalism, nonprofit communications, and marketing. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tom is a graduate of the George Washington University, with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.

 

The "Down to the Wire" campaign will have its own vehicle cruising around town to help save the James River.
The "Down to the Wire" campaign will have its own vehicle cruising around town to help save the James River.

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is kicking off an on-the-ground campaign to mobilize support to protect one of our National Treasures, the historic James River at Jamestown.... 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.

Tom Wall

Tom Wall is the Associate Manager of Community Outreach. His background includes television production, journalism, nonprofit communications, and marketing. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tom is a graduate of the George Washington University, with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Life in a Converted Firehouse

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by Meghan Drueding

 

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Inside David Braly and Mark Montoya's converted firehouse home

Everyone likes the idea of living in a converted something-or-other. An old barn, an industrial loft, a former schoolhouse: With a lot of TLC, all of these building types have the potential to become comfortable, appealing residences.

In Montgomery, Alabama, David Braly and Mark Montoya were up to this task. They lavished attention on a neglected firehouse, turning it into a lovely (and quirky) home that honors both past and present. Photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daley have documented the Braly-Montoya residence in the images that appear in the upcoming Spring issue of Preservation magazine, as well as in the video shown here. Enjoy!

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.

Meghan Drueding

Meghan Drueding

Meghan Drueding is the managing editor of Preservation magazine. She has a weakness for mid-century modern, walkable cities, and coffee table books about architecture and design.