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North vs. South on Benefit

After a couple of centuries dodging various bullets, including the College Hill Study of 1959, Benefit Street has come under the wing of a new organization called the Mile of History Association. 833 more words


Preservation tax credit awaits lame-duck session

Recently someone asked about tax credits for work being planned on a home in our historic district. I had to tell him that as of now, we don’t have state income-tax credits, but a bill is pending in the legislature to bring them back. 463 more words

Land of the Livingstons

This past weekend I toured six “country seats” built by various members of the venerable and prominent Livingston family of the Hudson River Valley in the later eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: most privately-owned, one owned by the state of New York. 914 more words


New Deal in Mississippi: Coxburg School

Two of the buildings for the Coxburg Consolidated School were constructed with New Deal Administration funding.  Holmes County considered a $20,000 bond issue for the Coxburg Consolidated school district to erect, repair, and equip “school buildings and teachers’ home for the white children and teachers of the Coxburg school” (Tchula to vote on school bond issue,  430 more words

Historic Preservation

it’s all about the money, honey

Drove by Greystone Hall today. What a sh*t show. They have already updated their website to reflect the 34 acres they kept after selling to the developer. 71 more words

Chester County

Save Lawrence Halprin’s UN Plaza Fountain from Demolition

San Francisco Civic Center’s new public realm plan, which intends to create a gathering place for all San Franciscans that is clean, safe, and inviting, threatens landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s fountain of granite slabs at… 1,059 more words

Landscape Architecture