Friday, October 15, 2010

July-August 2010 Preservation Magazine

If for no other reason than to get this wonderful magazine, a membership in the National Trust for Historic Preservation is worth it.

The July-August issue featured the Eleven Most Endangered Historical Sites which I wrote four entries about.

Other interesting articles were on:

Austin, Texas' SOUTH CONGRESS neighborhood which was in bad shape at one time, but is flourishing again with all sorts of quirky stuff.

Alabama's LOST CAPITALS about two long-abandoned towns, St. Stephens, which was capital of the territory of Alabama in 1817, and Old Cahawba, and was the new state's capital from 1820 to 1826.

Detroit's Michigan Central Station about a once-glorious structure that faces such an uncertain future. The Beaux-Arts landmark was built in 1913 and closed in 1988 and now stands in ruin. Eric Smith has done a striking photo essay that will take your breath away.

I've been watching the new series on "Detroit 1-8-7" and the first episode had a segment of a chase through the building which really struck home the building's plight.

Well Worth a Read, and Don't Forget to Join the NTHP. --RoadDog

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