• #presmonth photo contest winners



    Thank you all for celebrating #presmonth with us, and congratulations to Andrew Potts of Nixon Peabody who received the most likes! More


  • Preservation Action Foundation Auction and Raffle



    Join us, Nov. 12 2014 in Savannah GA for our annual 2014 Annual Preservation Action Foundation Benefit Auction and Raffle


  • Preservation Action Interns Visit Union Station



    Preservation Action interns recently toured Union Station. Read more about our new interns. More


  • Support Preservation Action



    The Preservation Action network has mobilized this year to protect key provisions of the National Historical Preservation Act and Antiquities Act. Preservation Action is the your grassroots voice on the Hill. Donate today. More

Most Recent Legislative Updates

House Majority Leader Releases Priorities, Upcoming State Events, Primary Election Watch, Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 29, August 15, 2014 → Majority Leader Releases Priorities During the congressional recess, GOP House leadership is organizing and outlining priorities for Congress to take up after the summer recess. Incoming House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a memo outlining three priorities which included economic growth, gas …

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Senate Subcommittee Releases Interior Appropriations Bill; Senate Hearing on Leveraging Natural Resources; Historic Preservation on Ballot in NJ

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 29, August 08, 2014 → Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Releases FY 2015 Bill The Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee released their FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill. The bill includes $66.41 million for the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), a $10 million increase over 2014 enacted levels and the requested amount …

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Senate Passes Transportation Funding; House Approves Tourism Promotion Bill; NPS Announces Tribal Heritage Grants; NC HTC Not Included in Final Budget

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 28, August 01, 2014 → Highway and Transportation Funding Act Passes Senate The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 passed the Senate 79-18. The bill that extends federal infrastructure funding until next spring. The bill now moves to the House for consideration. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA )offered …

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FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Adopted Amendments; Senate Hearings on NHA’s; FEMA Announces Refunds; ACHP Issues Resolution; Gov. Walker Lifts HTC Moratorium

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 27, July 25, 2014 → Heritage Partnership Program Restored and Full List of FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill Adopted Amendments The FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill passed the full Appropriations Committee in a 29-19 vote and still awaits a vote on the House floor. Several amendments to the FY 2015 Interior …

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FY 2015 Interior Budget Passes Appropriations Committee; Rep. Kildee Requests Hardest Hit Funds for Blight Removal; Land Conservation Tax Credit Passes; North Carolina HTC at Risk

House Appropriations Committee Passes FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill The full House Appropriations Committee passed the FY 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill in a 29-19 vote. Democrats opposed the bill as it maintains severe cuts in the EPA’s appropriation. The bill now moves to the House floor. Republican and and Democratic appropriators crafted a manager’s …

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Preservation Stories

Preservation Stories: Amtrak’s Great American Stations Project

Completed Kingman train station. Photo courtesy of the City of Kingman.

Amtrak’s Great American Stations Project Approximately one-third of all Amtrak-served stations are listed on the National Register, and many are also included on state and/or local registers. The depot is one of the most visible reminders of America’s extensive railroad heritage and represents a variety of architectural styles. Train stations can ignite economic development, spur tourism and historic preservation efforts, figure into public …

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Preservation Stories: Mill No. 1, Baltimore, MD

Baltimore's Restored Mill No. 1. Image courtesy Terra Nova Ventures, LLC.

During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation’s Best: The Warehouse Lofts, Macon, GA

Bryan Nichols, developer of the Warehouse Lofts accepting his Preservation's Best award.

During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation Stories: Harvest Commons, Chicago, IL

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation Stories: Elm Terrace, Portland, ME

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Advocacy Week Highlights

Advocacy Week Recap: Grassroots to Grasstops – How to Make the Preservation Pitch

One of Preservation's Best, Elm Terrace historic rehabilitation in Portland, ME receives award at Congressional Reception. Pictured (left to right)
Darlene Taylor,  Preservation Action;
Senator Angus King (I-ME); Erin Cooperrider,  Community Housing of Maine; Cullen Ryan, Community Housing of Maine; Michael Phillips,  National Trust Community Investment Corporation

As Preservation Action celebrated 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy, National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week participants found the most essential tool in historic preservation under threat. Panelists and speakers gave the rally cry for preservationists to increase their activity on the historic tax credit and historic preservation funding and to hold legislators accountable. …

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A Note from PA President, Darlene Taylor on Advocacy Week

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Preservation Action is celebrating 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy. With threats in Congress to eliminate the Historic Tax Credit – legislation that is for Preservation Action and our founding President, Nellie Longsworth, the start of our mission – this is a pivotal moment. When cities across the country were destroying empty and …

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Obama Releases FY15 Budget Request; Keep the Historic Tax Credit; Thank you for your Advocacy and Meetings Follow-Up

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 10, March 7, 2014 → President Obama Releases FY 2015 Budget Request Michael Degnan of the White House Council on Environmental Quality presented highlights of the President’s FY 2015 budget during Advocacy Week’s Domestic Policy Briefing. Keep the Historic Tax Credit! We’ve been here before – and we’ll …

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