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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...

2014-05-12 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...

2014-01-24 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...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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