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Columns: June 2009

President Obama’s stimulus package, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, allocates tens of billions of dollars to fund “shovel-ready” projects – improvements to our transportation and infrastructure systems, to our children’s schools, and to our downtowns and main streets. These projects will have an immediate impact on strengthening local economies. They also present the preservation […]

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Columns: September 2008

President’s Message Historic buildings are renewable resources. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for generations. Unfortunately, current public policy promotes the expansion of urban sprawl and does little to encourage the rehabilitation of buildings, whether historic or not. The Pew Center on Global Climate Change estimates that 43 percent of carbon emissions in […]

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Columns: June 2008

President’s Message As a historic property owner and a historic preservation easement donor, it gives me great pride to explore the communities in which the Trust holds easements, and to know that our efforts are helping to protect precious and limited resources – America’s historic buildings and the environment that surrounds them. If sustainable design […]

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Columns: February 2008

President’s Message Marked by storms and plummeting temperatures, winter is typically a preservationist’s off-season. It is a quiet period when architectural historians spend important time in study or research. Architectural historians are all around us. Their jobs and skills are widely divergent, but their passion for old buildings binds them together as strongly as the […]

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Columns: September 2007

President’s Message Autumn is a time of change: summer shifts to fall, leaves change from green to fiery red, a new school year begins. These are cyclical changes. They occur year after year and comfort us with their constancy. Our historic buildings also provide us with constancy. Tributes to our heritage, they ground us as […]

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Columns: June 2007

President’s Message The Trust for Architectural Easements, formerly the National Architectural Trust, is the largest preservation easement holding organization in the nation, holding easements on more than 760 properties. We are working to raise awareness about the need for historic preservation through grants to preservation organizations and community groups, and through education initiatives directed at […]

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