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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...

2013-12-05 16:25:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications for Keystone Historic Preservation Project and Construction Grants. The grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and community revitalization. The grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation...

2013-12-04 12:24:11

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for its annual list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic PlacesĀ®. For over a quarter century, this list has highlighted important examples of the nation's architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk for destruction or irreparable damage. Nominations are due on March 3, 2014. "Historic places are a tangible reminder of who we are as a...

2013-11-21 20:23:07

The Restoration of the Japanese House Receives Six Major Preservation Awards LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As project architect for the Centenary Restoration of the Huntington Japanese House, Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, FAIA will accept the Governor's Historic Preservation Award for 2013 in a ceremony at the State Capital today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/LA22323) This historic restoration and conservation project has been recognized with five...

2013-10-28 12:24:46

Special Recognition Follows Winning Contest Entry LANSING, Mich., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Historic Preservation Office, part of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), today announces the addition of the Iron Mountain Central Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's list of historic places worthy of preservation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/MM85741LOGO) "We are proud to be...

2013-10-08 12:23:16

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a press conference today, World Monuments Fund (WMF) President Bonnie Burnham announced the 2014 World Monuments Watch, presenting a diverse group of cultural heritage sites at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. The 2014 Watch features 67 sites in 41 countries and territories, dating from prehistory to the twentieth century. The 2014 list reflects a number of distinct...

2013-09-17 23:31:40

The Future of Environmental Solar Technology gains momentum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where residents gathered to celebrate the advancement of its disaster protection programs, and environmental history. One resident, William Byrd of Chestnut Hill, creates a buzz with solar wind slideshow. (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Drums and guitarists played beautifully to a fall charity hosted by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. It's goal for the past few years has been to raise...

2013-08-06 12:28:38

Lutheran Church and World War II-Era Factory Housing Project receive honor LANSING, Mich., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Historic Preservation Office, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, announced the National Park Service's recent addition of the Norwegian Lutheran Church Complex near Leer in Alpena County, and the Norwayne Historic District in Westland, Wayne County, to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's list of historic sites...