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The main house on historic Hedge Farm

Historic Heirloom Seeks Guardian Family to Become Next Link in Story Chain of History

Hedge Farm -- Red Banks, Mississippi

When you’ve held several generations of a family within your walls for over a century, it’s hard to see them leave. After standing witness to all their love, pain, and drama you realize just how much each person in that family has contributed to the storyline of your rich and compelling history. When they’ve gone, you feel a little incomplete -- like there is a missing link in the continuum of your story chain.

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The interior of the main house boasts original heart pine floors.

It was hard coming to terms with that incomplete feeling. But soon I realized that after a century's worth of experience loving and sheltering a family, I wanted to do it again. I wanted to feel children’s feet running across my original heart pine floors. I wanted to hear snoring from all three bedrooms and fighting over the two bathrooms. I wanted to see camping trips and picnics in various spots along my 160 rolling acres and fishing in my pond. I wanted to hear the creak of rocking chairs on my porch and the soft laughter of relatives floating into the hot Mississippi summer night.

I want a family to start their story here -- to be the next link in my story chain of history. Could it be yours? Check me out here.

Curious about buying a historic property, but not sure where to start? Read our toolkit series The Buyer’s Guide to Historic Homes and The ‘New Old House Starter Kit’ for Older and Historic Homes.

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Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

 


Marquette University, a Jesuit college named for Father Marquette, was established in 1881.

In our summer 2015 issue of Preservation magazine, we highlight the historic charm of Marquette, Michigan, the biggest city in the state’s Upper Peninsula and one of the most architecturally significant. This place, however, isn’t the only one in the region to bear that moniker -- far from it.... 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.

[Historic Bars] Calaboose Grille in Owego, New York

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 by Jamesha Gibson

 


The Calaboose Grille is located in the former Tioga County jail in Owego, New York.

You walk into a small cell. You hear the rough roll and clink of the cell door as it slams shut behind you. Is this the end of the line? Is it a surreal “Locked Up Abroad” (or in Owego’s case, “Locked Up in a Small Town”) experience?

No. You’re just having a good drink and a good time at the Calaboose Grille.... Read More →

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Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

[Preservation Glossary] Today’s Word: Bousillage

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by Jamesha Gibson

 

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The Roque House, built circa 1797, has bousillage walls on its exterior.

If you’ve ever visited a historic house in Louisiana -- particularly modest mansions, small outbuildings, or cottages of the French Colonial period -- you may have noticed mud walls on the interior or exterior of the building. This idiosyncratic feature is made with a building material called bousillage.

The Trust for Architectural Easements’ Glossary of Architectural Terms defines it as:... Read More →

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Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2015

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015 by National Trust for Historic Preservation 1 Comment

 

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Grand Canyon, Arizona

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation issued our 28th annual list of the America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

This year’s list helps underscore the ongoing effort we have at the National Trust to tell the story of our nation in all its richness and complexity. We want to see the history of all Americans honored and remembered, and to see all our families and communities reflected in the telling. As such, many of the sites on the 2015 list, our most diverse ever, focus on important chapters in our history that have sometimes been overlooked.

We officially unveiled the 2015 list in a video released today:

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded non-profit organization, works to save America's historic places.

 


Singer and songwriter Ben Folds launched the Save Studio A Campaign last year and has joined the National Trust in naming Music Row a National Treasure.

In the upcoming Summer 2015 issue of Preservation, the multi-talented Ben Folds talks with us about his fight to save Nashville’s RCA Studio A, the iconic 1960s recording studio he has leased for more than a decade. After learning last summer that it was being sold to a developer, the singer, songwriter, and producer launched the Save Studio A Campaign. And earlier this year, he joined the National Trust in naming Music Row a National Treasure. Read on for more from our interview.... Read More →

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Lauren Walser

Lauren Walser

Lauren Walser is the Los Angeles-based Field Editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys writing and thinking about history, art, architecture, and public space.