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Wall Street Historic District

Borough and State: Manhattan, New York Listed: 2007 Type of district: National Register historic district [icon name=icon-download-alt]Wall Street National Register Historic District Report [icon name=icon-download-alt]Wall Street National Register Historic District Map The Wall Street Historic District showcases America’s colonial heritage. The irregular street plan of the district is the only physical remnant of the 17th-century […]

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New York

Carnegie Hill Historic District Certified in 2003 To get a glimpse of New York City more than 100 years ago, take a stroll along upper Fifth Avenue. Varied and harmonious streetscapes abound in Carnegie Hill where a variety of architectural styles comprise its mansions, rowhouses, apartments and institutional buildings. About 400 historic buildings are included […]

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Failures & Successes

Failures Each year countless historic buildings and neighborhoods in metropolitan and rural areas throughout our country are lost either to neglect or demolition. With each building’s collapse goes some of the character and craftsmanship that used to define our cities’ main streets and town centers. The intricate columns, detailed sculptures, arches and ornaments that defined […]

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National Historic Preservation Act

By the middle of the twentieth century, preservation efforts in the U.S. had become so prevalent, in number and among various locations, that it was necessary for the federal government to make legislation that would create programs and stronger means of advocacy. The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) was passed in 1966, creating government programs […]

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Program Q&A

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program, a program created by Congress, allows the owner of a property certified as historic by the National Park Service to donate a preservation easement on the property to a qualified charitable or governmental organization. In connection with this donation, the owner may be eligible to claim a non-cash […]

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Columns: November 2012

The Adaptive Reuse of Historic Churches In 2004, the Boston Archdiocese announced plans to close 65-80 of its 357 parishes. The same year, the Detroit Archdiocese revealed it would close 65 of its churches by 2015. Citing plans for redevelopment New York City’s Archdiocese has closed several iconic churches in Manhattan, including Harlem’s 105-year-old St. […]

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Preservation by Prevention: Preserving the Irreplaceable 2

Consequences of Lapsed Maintenance (Part Two) Preventative maintenance is an essential element of property ownership. Historic properties, like all buildings, require regular monitoring and upkeep to remedy minor maintenance issues and to guard against significant, and costly, problems down the road. Delayed maintenance can quickly transform a minor issue into a major threat, requiring complete […]

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Columns: February 2009

President’s Message To reduce its global footprint, the Trust is now publishing Columns as an e-newsletter. We have also created two new e-newsletters, published monthly: Reduce, Reuse, Rehab – Building Rehabilitation: Sustainability in Practice, and Preservation by Prevention – Care & Maintenance of Your Historic Building. If you are interested in subscribing to either of […]

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