Category Archives: Building Conservation

Giving the Past a Future: Historical Preservation at Kulla Isuf Mazrekaj – Drenoc, Kosovo

Originally posted on The Runaway Bunny:
Like anything that’s been around for several centuries, the Isuf Mazrekaj kulla is finding that it needs to adapt in order to survive. These stone towers, potent symbols of traditional Islamic Kosovar culture, were particularly…

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For Preservationists, Every Day is Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Preserving built heritage is a good thing for many reasons, not least among them the environmental benefits of keeping a building in use. Doing so is not only in keeping with the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra, but … Continue reading

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People Working to Save and Reopen Historic Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis

A guest post by Marvin Stockwell The Mid-South Coliseum, a mid-century modern, 11,200-seat venue built in 1964 and shuttered in 2007, is threatened with possible demolition. A City of Memphis plan proposes razing the building that once held concerts by … Continue reading

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A Letter from Gjirokastra

This is an extended version of a piece that appeared in the June issue of Destination: Preservation, Adventures in Preservation’s newsletter. If people still wrote letters home from their travels, here’s what we would have written about our recent hands-on … Continue reading

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People, Make Preservation Happen!

There’s an African proverb that says, roughly, “Many small people who in many small places do many small things can change the face of the world.” I first came across the proverb in the form of a mural painted boldly … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Spring! Leaves, flowers, birds, cute baby animals, warm weather. And cleaning. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in phase one of the architectural mothballing of a run-down apartment building. Early one Saturday morning a few weeks ago (though not as … Continue reading

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The Three Rs of Preservation

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Reading, writing, ‘rithmetic. For some reason, Rs come in threes. In historic preservation, those three Rs are sometimes said to be renovation, restoration, and rehabilitation. So for this upcoming Earth Day, we thought we’d take a look … Continue reading

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