(The latest in a series of posts on the Southside and Neighborhoods) Kim Carrrell-Smith is a 31-year resident of Bethlehem’s historic Southside, where she taught public history at Lehigh University for almost two decades. She is also an aspiring gadfly, buzzing in on issues of historic preservation, public education, city government, and other social justice […]
This post was authored by Matthew Loeser, Esq. The City of Lewes and its Historic Preservation Commission approved Ernest and Deborah Nepa’s plans to renovate a house in the historic district. The Nepas violated the conditions of the approvals by building a two-story addition on the back of the house and increasing its already nonconforming […]
A large part of the frustration many in Salem felt at the removal of Salem’s archival heritage contained in the collections of the Peabody Essex Museum’s Phillips Library in 2017 was due to the fact that so little of these materials had been digitized: a tiny fraction, with no guarantees of more to come. I […]
I’ve said here before that the best way to save historic buildings is to keep them in use. Conversely, the best way to lose them is to designate them as landmarks without regard for their future use. “Italy’s new ruins: heritage sites being lost to neglect and looting” lays out the second scenario. First, and […]
It has been some time since there has been a News Roundup on Preservation in Mississippi (links to select news stories are on the site’s Twitter feed). But, like trees falling in a forest, preservation news happens even if we are not around to round it up. Or does it? (Yes, it does, especially depressing, […]
Recently, I discovered that the pages of the Rhode Island portion of the federal 1820 Census of Manufactures have been made available on FamilySearch.org. The same content for Connecticut and Massachusetts is also online. Manufacturing in 1820 I’d like to review the state of manufacturing and then explain why I believe this will be very […]
A historic downtown building that houses an equally prominent local institution has been put up for sale. Last Wednesday, the Daily News-Record building at 231 South Liberty Street was placed on the market. The move mirrors that of many local and national papers that have sold their historic headquarters.
Here are my top picks for today’s new release ebooks. Happy publication day to all authors.
CLOSE Alabama The Mount Vernon Arsenal and Searcy Hospital complex and complex have been used for over 200 years – as an arsenal, prison and later as a mental hospital for African Americans. (Photo: Alabama Historical Commission) Mobile: Guardians are trying to save more than 200 years old age in southwest Alabama which was a […]
CLOSE Alabama The Mount Vernon Arsenal and Searcy Hospital complex has been continually occupied and in use for over 200 years — as an arsenal, a prison and later a mental hospital for African Americans. (Photo: Alabama Historical Commission) Mobile: Preservationists are trying to save a more than 200-year-old site in southwest Alabama that was once […]
Funding Opportunity ID: 317478 Opportunity Number: P19AS00313 Opportunity Title: National Council for Preservation Education interns at the Midwest Regional Office Opportunity Category: Discretionary Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement Category of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and Training Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 15.946 Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” […]
25 June 2019 By Göran R Buckhorn Exciting news from Mystic Seaport Museum: A large donation will make it possible to open the Watercraft Hall for visitors on a daily basis. In mid-June, Mystic Seaport Museum announced three proposals to change its grounds ‘that will advance the Museum’s role as a leader in the maritime […]
This summer I am working/ volunteering as a Cultural Resource Intern at Manzanar National Historic Site. Manzanar was a relocation camp for people of Japanese ancestry during WWII. The camp operated from 1942-1945 and was the result of FDR’s Executive Order 9066. Some notable quotes: If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science […]
Constitution Plaza in Hartford,. T Wikimedia When Congress passed The Housing Act of 1949 t Cities across the country – New Haven and Hartford t These are usually related to larger scale, modern structures. Through the hearts of cities. T Despite massive demolition, relocation and construction, New Haven and Hartford didn´t turn around. Both continued […]
Osaka, one of Japan’s most vibrant cities, is the third largest after Tokyo and Yokohama. One of the top three culinary centers of Japan, most locals will also argue that it’s the birthplace of instant ramen (1958). No wonders as Osakans eat out about six times a week. Local favorites include oshizushi, in which sushi […]
Woodlawn Mansion is a historic house located in Fairfax County, Virginia. Originally a part of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s historic plantation estate. The house is a designated National Historic Landmark, primarily for its association with the Washington family, but also for the role it played in the historic preservation movement. It is now a museum […]