a listing of preservation societies

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a listing of preservation societies

Post by angolito »

would it be appropriate for there to be a sticky with local historic preservation contacts here? is that part of advertising revenue? if we can start a list of non-profit sites for preservation i would like to start it with our site.... http://www.heritageaction.com

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Post by jade mortimer »

not only do i think it's appropriate, i think it's worthy too...

http://www.ptn.org preservation trades network is an educational organiazation that sponsors national--and, as of this year, international--workshop where members demonstrate their particilar historic/restoration/preservation skills...

http://www.historicnewengland.org formerly spnea--the society to preserve new england antiquities--it is the oldest historic society in the country and owns and maintains many historic buildings throughout new england...

http://www.nationaltrust.org national trust for historic preservation...the country's preeminent preservation organization

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Post by micro202 »

Here's a couple from the central Illinois area:

Old House Society - Bloomington, IL

Preservation & Conservation Association - Champaign, IL

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Post by Jeebs »

This is our local organization. They do lots of good work, including saving buildings from demolition, salvage, home tours, improvement grants, tours, workshops, pamphlets, and even a program to prevent iron gates from being stolen. Good folks all around.


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Post by Iowa4Square »

Here's our organization:
We have an architectural salvage operation and also operate a rehabbed 1871 church as a rental hall. In addition, we sponsor an annual tour of homes, offer grant programs, and present seminars.

Some other groups I've surfed upon:
Heritage Hill Neighborhood Association (Grand Rapids, MI) http://www.heritagehillweb.org/justthe.htm

Iowa City Friends of Historic Preservation http://www.ic-fhp.org/

Cincinnati Preservation Association http://www.cincinnatipreservation.org/index.html

Historic York (PA) Inc. http://www.historicyork.org/index1.htm

Mexican War Streets Society (Pittsburgh) http://www.mexicanwarstreets.org/splash2.html

Reservoir Hill Improvement Council (Baltimore) http://www.reservoirhill.net/index.htm

Broadway Historic District Association (Rock Island, IL) http://www.broadwaydistrict.org/Index.htm
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Post by utopia13 »

For my county:

This may be a good place for others to start...


I found some interesting things under their "community" link
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Post by Iowa4Square »

Here's another - Quincy, IL:
Drove through it for the first time today. Man, that city is loaded with great houses! :shock:
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Post by BethWB »

Here are some Virginia organizations:

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities: http://www.apva.org

Richmond area:
Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods: http://www.richmondneighborhoods.org
Historic Richmond Foundation: http://www.hrf.org
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Post by Jen »

For those in the Pittsburgh area,

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

And two of my local historic districts:
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Post by MI_Queen_Anne »

This is the one where I live at:


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