Preservation Action Foundation receives Driehaus Foundation Grant; Congressional Research Report on UNESCO Lapsed Membership; New Preservation Action Website

Preservation Action Foundation Announces Grant Award In a press release today, the Preservation Action Foundation, our partner organization, announced the award of a $75,000 grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The grant, which will help implement the new State and Local Advisory Council, is spread over three years. Congressional Research Service Report on UNESCO …

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Texas Governor Signs Bill Establishing Historic Tax Credit; PA Teams Up with US/ICOMOS to Research UNESCO, Help US World Heritage

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 24, June 21, 2013 → Texas Governor Signs Bill Establishing Historic Tax Credit Last week Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) signed H.B. 500 which establishes a commercial historic tax credit in Texas! Preservation Action worked with our state and local partners and a coalition of other groups in …

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Historic Post Office Restored with Federal Tax Credits by Johnson Lasky Architects for Wintrust Financial, Naperville, IL 2012

Entrance "After," Naperville Post Office, Photo by JLA Architects, 2012.

Walker C. Johnson has been a member of Preservation Action for thirty years. As a young professional, his background in history and architecture propelled him to become a key member in the preservation movement surrounding Chicago during the 1970s. Working in grassroots advocacy to rally public interest and organizational networks for historic preservation, Walker was …

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Preservation Time in Washington and Baton Rouge, by PA Board Member, Patty Gay

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Executive Director of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, Patty Gay, reported on her recent advocacy work in her state in “Preservation Time in Washington and Baton Rouge,” originally published in her organization’s monthly magazine, Preservation in Print, the most frequently published preservation periodical available. Posted on the Preservation Action website with permission. Preservation …

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The Next Generation of Grassroots Preservation Advocates: The Value of Attending Advocacy Week as a Student or Young Professional, by Sunny Townes Stewart, UNCG

Members of the the North Carolina Delegation from University of North Carolina Greensboro during Advocacy Week 2013, pictured here with Representative Richard Hudson.

Before I participated in the 2013 National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, I considered myself a pretty informed, passionate preservation graduate student. I could talk ad nauseam about how much I love old buildings—the stories they tell, the history the represent, the beauty they reflect. I knew all about the environmental benefits of rehab projects. I …

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CAPP Reintroduced in Senate; NPS Awards Grants for Protection of Civil War Battlefields; Interior Releases Remainder of FY13 Funds for HPF

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 23, June 14, 2013 → CAPP Reintroduced in Senate Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Creating American Prosperity through Preservation (CAPP) Act in the U.S. Senate. The bill, numbered S. 1141, was also introduced by in the last Congress by Cardin and former Sen. Olympia Snowe …

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Fiscal Talks Continue

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 22, June 7, 2013 → Fiscal Talks Continue The stalemate over the FY2014 Budget and the debt ceiling continues in Washington and both sides are blaming each other for the impasse. This week a group of Senate Republicans met with White House officials and provided them with preliminary …

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