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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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Heritage Travel Volunteers

If you are looking for a unique travel experience, you may enjoy being a historic building conservation volunteer with Adventures in Preservation. Even if you are cramped for time, there are options to fit every kind of time restraint from … Continue reading

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Hope for Gyumri

My name is Armen Hovsepyan, I was born and raised in Gyumri. I received my education both in Gyumri, Armenia and in the US. I returned from the States so that I could use my knowledge in my hometown… Thus … 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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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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A Shotgun House Primer

The folks at the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans have put together a concise guide to shotgun houses. The primer touches on the origins of the vernacular form and descibes the variations found in the region and in New Orleans in particular. … Continue reading

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Hallie’s Adventure in Preservation

Anyone familiar with Richard Scarry’s Busytown knows that Jason the Mason builds foundations. At last week’s Adventures in Preservation/Fairfield Foundation workshop, this was also true. Brick masons Jason Whitehead, Ray Canetti, and Bill Neff came out to our workshop to give … Continue reading

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