By Matthew B. Gilmore
The Office of Public Records (OPR) is a division under the District of Columbia’s Office of the Secretary. OPR currently operates an Archives and Records Center facility at Naylor Court. This facility is supplemented by other city and Federal facilities to store public records. The Naylor Court facility has reached its storage capacity and its physical and mechanical deficiencies make it inadequate for the long-term preservation of the city’s archival records.
Structures reports and national register documents provide a wealth of information, but how can you take the next steps to bring a historic district to life?
This one-day workshop is designed for volunteer and professional stewards of historic properties looking to improve the preservation and interpretation of their site.
Chloe Taft’s book From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City opens new avenues for evaluating the redevelopment of the massive steel manufacturing site in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, following the plant’s shutdown in 1995. In the years leading up to the 2009 opening of the Sands Casino in that spot, MARCH invested in the effort to realize an historical interpretation of the site.
For National Historic Preservation Month, a preservation workshop led by Tudor Place Facilities Manager Sam Young will explore preservation challenges that may confront owners of this or any historic home.
The last surviving connection to Bellmawr, New Jersey’s colonial past, the historic brick building is in danger of being demolished. Find out how you can help save it.
The first phase of a multi-year preservation project for the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, located in Madison, New Jersey, was completed on February 4, 2016.