History / Preservation

August 16, 2006, 5am PDT
Can the world's first motel in San Luis Obispo, dilapidated and surrounded by chain link and barbed wire, be restored to better reflect its historic plaque and Spanish-style architecture?
The Chicago Tribune
August 15, 2006, 10am PDT
As environmentally-conscious renters and buyers snatch up the eco-friendly properties in Manhattan, developers are finding that building green is good for the earth and for business.
The New York Times
August 15, 2006, 3am PDT
Residents of Camden, South Carolina, are fighting to preserve the charm and character of their historic town from the encroaching sprawl from nearby Columbia.
The State
August 14, 2006, 4am PDT
Blighted and forgotten waterfront areas are on track for development in Scotland using 19th century new towns as inspiration.
BBC News
August 12, 2006, 5am PDT
50 acres of woodland are up for sale in Maryland, and while a developer has scoped the land as a good site for 25 homes, local residents are pressuring local and state officials to employ a little-used open space funding program to buy up the land.
The Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2006, 7am PDT
The UK's National Archives publishes one of country's earliest surviving public records, the Domesday Book -- a land and property census from 1085 -- online with translations.
The National Archives
August 4, 2006, 8am PDT
Controversial technique by mining companies of dynamiting moutaintops to get at coal destroys more than the environment.
Grist Magazine
July 30, 2006, 7am PDT
The teardown phenomenon has attracted much public attention. Daniel P. McMillen examines the case of the historic Chicago suburb of Kenilworth to determine the costs, benefits and public policy surrounding teardowns.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Land Lines
July 26, 2006, 3pm PDT
National restaurant chains moving into Philadelphia’s Center City are changing the character and landscape of the historic area.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 26, 2006, 11am PDT
The Algiers Casbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is collapsing with little political will to save it.
The New York Times
July 26, 2006, 5am PDT
The number of new homes with porches increased has nationwide over the past 10 years.
The Daily News
July 19, 2006, 1pm PDT
Life in a community of freed slaves is mapped and documented by young descendents.
The Chicago Tribune
July 19, 2006, 9am PDT
While some believe imitation to be the ultimate form of flattery, others describe it as a foolish attempt to replicate the past.
The New York Times
July 19, 2006, 5am PDT
Civilization owes its survival to the humble plumber writes W. Hodding Carter.
The Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2006, 7pm PDT
A quarter cent sales tax measure, which has raised $200 million since 1990 and preserved 70,000 acres of open space, may be put before the voters of Santa Rosa, CA, in November for early re-authorization.
The Press Democrat -- Santa Rosa ,CA
July 18, 2006, 12pm PDT
Chicago area communities restore brick streets for aesthetics and traffic-calming.
The Chicago Tribune
July 14, 2006, 2pm PDT
Marco Placidi is one of a growing number of 'Speleologists' in Rome -- where some of the world's most important history lies undiscovered beneath the modern city, in sewers, long-lost passages, and murky ponds.
National Geographic
July 14, 2006, 5am PDT
Visitors to Beijing during 2008 Olympic Games may never have a chance to explore some of the city's historic neighborhoods.
The New York Times
July 7, 2006, 8am PDT
Residents of Scotia, CA, hope that their community can retain its unique after the sale.
The New York Times
July 5, 2006, 6am PDT
With a history of bulldozing older buildings to accommodate the new, it is not surprising that many modernist structures are threatened by Atlanta's growth. The question remains, are these buildings people want to save?
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution