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Upper East Side Historic District

Borough and State: Manhattan, New York Listed: 1981 Type of district: National Register historic district, local historic district Main Intersection: Madison Avenue and East 68th Street [icon name=icon-download-alt]Upper East Side LPC Historic District Report Part 1 [icon name=icon-download-alt]Upper East Side LPC Historic District Report Part 2 [icon name=icon-download-alt]Upper East Side LPC Historic District Map Adjoining […]

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East 78th Street Houses Historic District

Borough and State: Manhattan, New York Listed: 1980 Type of district: individually listed in the National Register Main Streets: West 21st Street and Ninth Ave [icon name=icon-download-alt]East 78th Street Houses National Register Historic District Report [icon name=icon-download-alt]East 78th Street Houses National Register Historic District Map The East 78th Street Houses are a group of five […]

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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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Preservation Organizations

Throughout the history of preservation in the United States, people have gathered formally and informally to establish organizations which disseminate information and promote responsible stewardship of historic built resources. The passing of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966 established new government entities whose primary goals and responsibilities involved the preservation of the historic […]

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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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Historic Districts in Massachusetts

The Trust currently holds easements in twenty-seven communities in Massachusetts.  The buildings protected by Trust easements in these communities range from brownstones in downtown Boston to Georgian residences in coastal Marblehead. The Trust also holds easements on individually-listed National Register properties in Arlington, Belmont, Dorchester, Medford, Revere, Stoneham and Stow. Massachusetts Historic Districts

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Architectural Ambler: Gaslamp Quarter Historic District

San Diego, California It may be “America’s Finest City” today, but San Diego wasn’t always that way. In the 1880s and ‘90s, the city’s wharf-side commercial strip was known as the “Stingaree” – a redlight district where one could get “stung” (robbed, abducted, etc.) just as badly as in the stingray-swarming San Diego Bay, or […]

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Architectural Ambler: Gramercy Park Historic District

In the midst of the commotion that has come to define Manhattan, one sometimes wishes for an escape to a serene place – reminiscent of the days before honking yellow taxis dominated the streets, before flashy advertisements battled Blackberries for your attention, before Starbucks had conquered almost every city block. But, you do not need […]

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Architectural Ambler: South End Historic District

The South End of Boston is the largest extant enclave of urban Victorian residential architecture in the country. Declared a National Register Historic District in 1973, and a Boston Landmark District in 1983, the South End is one of Boston’s most distinctive neighborhoods. Signature block-long rows of oriel- and bow-fronted brick rowhouses with high stoops and decorative […]

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