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2014-08-04 00:20:14

Leading automaker pledges funds to the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the 2014 National Association of Black Journalists Convention BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine it's the early 1900s; ladies are headed to the salon to get coiffed and primped. Thanks to Madame C. J. Walker, America's first self-made female millionaire, plenty of hair and cosmetic products are available. Yet today, the estate of this legendary businesswoman, Villa Lewaro, needs legal...

2014-05-29 12:30:25

LANSING, Mich., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan State Housing Development Authority's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) today announced awards of historic preservation grants to four Michigan communities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/MM85741LOGO Allegan, Detroit, Holland and Mount Clemens will share in Certified Local Government (CLG) grants totaling $146,865. The awards, ranging from $63,665 to $3,100, are funded through the federal...

2014-05-20 12:29:38

Opening on Friday, May 23, 2014 NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Morgan Library & Museum is pleased to announce the unveiling of a redesigned Morgan Cafe on Friday, May 23. The new look--the first since the Cafe opened in 2006--features red accents throughout that take their cue from the reds that architects Charles McKim and Renzo Piano used in their celebrated work at the Morgan. The Cafe furniture will dramatically change as well, with the introduction of stylish...

2014-05-16 16:22:37

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation presented 24 awards recognizing the best of preservation in Georgia during its 37(th) annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Cartersville. Bainbridge City Hall in Bainbridge received the Marguerite Williams Award, presented annually to the project that has had the greatest impact on preservation in the state. Built in the late 1800s, the three buildings that make up the Bainbridge...

2014-05-15 08:36:09

New Research Shows How Diverse Blocks Provide Economic and Cultural Opportunities Not Found in Newer Neighborhoods SEATTLE and WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research report released today, Older, Smaller, Better: Measuring How the Character of Buildings and Blocks Influences Urban Vitality, by the National Trust for Historic Preservation demonstrates how neighborhoods that protect and find new uses for older, smaller buildings are more economically sustainable,...

2014-05-12 08:25:27

Statement by Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the Palisades in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey as the organization's newest National Treasure. The following is a statement by National Trust for Historic Preservation president Stephanie Meeks. "This new National Treasure designation signifies our ongoing commitment to preserving...

2014-04-23 16:26:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum (PHMC) today joins with the historic preservation community across the country in recognizing the George Nakashima Woodworker Complex located in New Hope, Bucks County, as a National Landmark as designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Internationally-renowned furniture designer and woodworker George Nakashima is recognized as one of America's most eminent furniture designer...

2014-03-12 08:33:59

The Nootka lighthouse on Vancouver Island is protected OTTAWA, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver Island, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, today designated British Columbia's fifth heritage lighthouse on the recommendation of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. The Nootka lighthouse, located on the...

2014-01-24 12:23:46

Downtown Owosso and Detroit Bank Among Nominees LANSING, Mich., Jan. 24, 2014 The State Historic Preservation Review Board today announced the nomination of five sites to the National Register of Historic Places - the nation's list of historic sites worthy of preservation. Michigan is home to more than 1,600 sites. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/MM85741LOGO) "A spot on the national register is significant to property owners and communities," said State Historic...

2014-01-16 08:23:43

$105 per gallon paint misses the mark; $34 per gallon Behr tops the Ratings YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Consumer Reports' latest tests of interior paints, Farrow & Ball, a pricey import from England known for its colors, was the worst at hiding old paint and scored near the bottom of the Ratings. It took two coats of its eggshell finish in white, which costs $105 per gallon, to do what the top-rated Behr Premium Plus Ultra Satin in white, which costs $34...


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