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Massive Whiskey Row Fire Under Investigation; Prescott Landmarks Destroyed
By Mike Gertzman, AZ Family.com
Published May 8, 2012
Civil War Shipwreck Creates Hurdle for Government's $653M Plan
By Associated Press
Published May 5, 2012
The Sydney Hih is Slated for Demolition
by Mary Louise Schumacher, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Published May 4, 2012.
Central Harlem Landmark Plan to Push For New Historic Districts
By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo
Published May 4, 2012
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Preserving Historic Buildings Has Handsome Payoff
Editorial By The Hartford Courant
Published May 4, 2012
Judge Rebuffs Challenge to Chicago's Landmarks Law
By Blair Kamin, The Chicago Tribune
Published May 3, 2012

Duke Estate Reopens
Bucolic Grounds Become Public Park, Conservation Center
By Heather Haddon, Wall Street Journal
Published May 2, 2012
Older Historic Sites in Danger, Historians Say
By Edward Collmore, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Published May 2, 2012

Civil War Preservation Trust Accquires 150 Acres for Perryville Battlefield
By Joanna King, The Advocate-Messenger, Central Kentucky News
Published May 2, 2012.
News Briefs, Historic Tax Credits
The Department of the Interior announced $46.9 million in National Preservation Grants
By Journal of Tax Credits
Published May 1, 2012
Developer Files Permit to Demolish Mechanic Theatre
Owings Mills developer plans to build residential towers, retail and underground parking garage.
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun
Published May 1, 2012
New Lease on Life for Historic Ewing Sanctuary
Preservation NJ announces a 50 year lease with the Presbytery of New Bunswick for the Ewing Presb Church ... The 1867 sanctuary will be fully restored 
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America's Greatest Main Streets
by Travel+Leisure Magazine
Published in the May 2012 issue.
"Cash Mob" helps sales at the Newtown Hardware Store
by Bill Read, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Published April 29, 2012.
New York City Sites Compete For Preservation Grants
By Chris Michaud, Reuters
Published April 26, 2012
New Bill Would Repeal, Replace Honolulu Historic Home Tax Exemption
By Historic Hawaii
Published April 26, 2012
Fate of Wauwatosa's Historic Buildings in Flux
By Tom Daykin, Milwauke Journal Sentinel
Published April 25, 2012.

Opening a Trove of City Snapshots, Not Quite A Million Deep
By Sam Roberts, The New York Times
Published April 24, 2012.
Immigrant Finds Joy of Life in Historic Masonry Work
By Art Carey, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Published April 23, 2012

Phila. DA: Grand Jury to Examine Warehouse Blaze
By Associated Press
Published April 17, 2012
Police: Mystery of Historic Campmeeting Fires Likely Solved
By Anthony R. Wood, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Published April 14, 2012
The History Behind Fenway Park, 100 Years Later
By Michael K. Bohn, McClatchy Newspapers
Published April 19, 2012
America's Greatest Main Streets
by Travel+Leisure Magazine
Published in the May 2012 issue.
Special Report: Tearing Down the North Shore
ByTriblocal.com
Published April 17, 2012.

Naval History at Risk, Say Auditors
By David Perera
Published April 17, 2012, Fierce Government
Phila. DA: Grand Jury to Examine Warehouse Blaze
By Associated Press
Published April 17, 2012
In DC, A Bastion of Black Entertainment Returns, The Howard Theatre
By National Public Radio Staff, Weekend Edition Sunday
Originally Broadcast April 8, 2012
For Midshipmen, "Teachable Moments" hiking Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Trail
By Daniel de Vise, The Washington Post
Published April 15, 2012

Top 10 Civil War Sites
By National Geographic
Greensboro's War Memorial Stadium Will Hopefully Survive
From Preservation North Carolina
Originally Published by Ballpark Digest April 6, 2012

Civil War Trust Announces Preservation of Middleburg Battlefield Site
State will provide $432,000 in public/private partnership.
By The Associated Press
Published May 9, 2012
Lincoln Tomb Gets Its Sword Back Friday
The sword that was broken off one of the military figures atop the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site will be replaced Friday (5/18/12), the Illinois Historic preservation Agency said today.
By The Abraham Lincoln Observer
The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois
Published May 9, 2012 
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Child Raises $10K to Save Battlefields
Civil War Trust to honor 12-year-olf from Austin, TX
by Jim Swift, KXAN Austin

Published May 10, 2012.
Trove of Original Abraham Lincoln Documents Found in Japan
by Andrew Maloney, Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau

Published May 15, 2012.
Phila Historical Commission Grants UPenn Hardship, Tables Demo for Episcopal Cathedral
By Ashley Hahn, PlanPhilly
Published May 12, 2012
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Dealy Plaza Getting a Facelift
By Gloria Campos, WFAA Dallas
Published May 12, 2012
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Antiquities Thieves Take Advantage of Egypt's Unheaval to Plunder Ancient Sites
By The Associated Press
Published May 12, 2012
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Maya Artwork Uncovered In a Guatemalan Forest
By Christopher Joyce, NPR
Published May 13, 2012
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Mark Twain Boyhood Home Centennial Recalls Unlikely Restoration
By Mary Poletti, Quincy Herald-Whig
Poblished May 14, 2012
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2012 NJ Historic Preservation Conference to be held at Rider University June 7th.
By Phil Coffey, Preservation News Link
Published May 14, 2012

There is no better place to be than Rider University on Thursday, June 7, 2012 when the 2012 New Jersey Historic Preservation Conference tackles the important issue of "Sustaining the Past, Inventing the Future."
This annual conference brings together experts from across the gamut of historical preservation to explore a wide variety of topics including architectural and planning preservation methods.
The conference is a great way to learn and network with experts in the field, including archeologists, cultural landscape specialists, historians, preservation planners and students, municipal historic preservation commission members and appointed officials and heritage tourism providers.

Steve Mouzon, architect, urbanist, and photographer will be the keynote speaker. He will address sustainability and historic preservation using real life examples from around the county.
Registration is now open and includes morning refreshment, lunch, educational sessions, field workshops, tours, admission to the exhibit and vendor area, and closing reception at the Campus Club. Registration is $85 and must be received by June 1, 2012.

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Slave Graves, Somewhere, Complicate a Walmart's Path
By Robbie Brown, The New York Times
Published May 16, 2012
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19th Century Shipwreck Discovered in Gulf of Mexico (Photos)
By The Huffington Post
Published May 17, 2012
Popular Alaska River Guide Pleads Guilty to Helping Illegally Take Fossils
By Ben Anderson, The Alaska Dispatch
Published May 19, 2012 
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Future of Joe Frazier's Gym Unsure as Endangered Historical Building 
By Benjamin Gottlieb, The Washington Post
Published June 7, 2012
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Video Tours of the New Barnes Foundation
By Anthony DeMarco, Forbes
Published May 19, 2012
Landmark Church Now Stable Again
Structure was near collapse before restoration.
By Tracie Simer, The Jackson Sun
Published May 21, 2012
Ken Burns: National Parks Feed America's Soul
By Ken Burns, USA Today
Published May 21, 2012
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For Sale: Nearly 100 Detroit Schools
By Deadline Detroit
Published May 24, 2012
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Deal Is Reached for New Wal-Mart in San Antonio
Conservancy gets land and donation.
By Josh Baugh, My San Antonio
Published May 24, 2012
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Tucson Medical Center Takes Steps to Preserve History
By TMC AZ News
Published May 11, 2012
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Vandals Damage Native American Burial Mounds in Southern Illinois
By Evansville Courier & Press
Published May 24, 2012
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Jockey's House Near Churchill Downs Declared a Landmark
By Charlie White, The Louisville Courier-Journal
Published May 22, 2012
Historians Fret Fate of War of 1812 Sites
Lawmakers weigh bill to protect battlefields
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun
Published May 27, 2012
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Charleston Grapples With Deteriorating Legacy of Spring Hill Mausoleum
by Paul Fallon, The Charleston Daily Mail

Published May 28, 2012.
Gone and Almost Forgotten-- Slave Graves Along I-75
By Steve Visser, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published May 28, 2012
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Black Civil War Troops Honored in Burlington, NJ 
Little known New Jersey heroes.
By Edward Colimore, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Published May 29, 2012
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For the St. Louis Art Museum, a Legal Victory Raises Ethical Questions
By Malcolm Gay, The Atlantic
Published May 30, 2012
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Willamette Falls Locks Called Oregon "Treasure"
By Janet Goetze, Special to The Oregonian
Published May 25, 2012
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Minneapolis Mansion becomes Museum Honoring African-American Heritage
By Amy Carlsson Gustafson, The Pioneer Press
Published May 27, 2012
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Historic University of Georgia Building Gets a Facelift
By Lee Shearer, The Athens Banner-Herald
Published May 30, 2012
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Google World Wonders Project: Explore 132 Historic Sites Across the Globe (Photos)
By Courteney Palis, The Huffington Post
Published May 31, 2012
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Winnetka Landmark Vote Stirs Up Tension
Opponents worry that special status for commercial properties will affect local taxpayers.
by John P. Huston, The Chicago Tribune

Published June 2, 2012.
Downtown Decatur, GA Added to National Register
By Ralph Elis, The Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch
Published June 2, 2012
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From Morrisania to Williamsburg, How New York Has Changed in 70 Years
By Sam Roberts, The New York Times
Published June 4, 2012
11 Famed US Sites Named to annual "Most Endangered Places" 
National Trust releases list
By Rob Lovitt, MSNBC Contributor
Published June 6, 2012
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Future of Joe Frazier's Gym Unsure as Endangered Historical Building 
By Benjamin Gottlieb, The Washington Post
Published June 7, 2012
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Historical Commission OK's Demolition of Episcopal Cathedral's Brownstones
By JoAnn Greco, For PlanPhilly
Published June 8, 2012
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Writing in Cursive May Bring Big Payoff
$5K scholarship available in historic preservation, but it must be written in cursive.
By Jenna Mink, The Bowling Green Daily News
Published June 10, 2012
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China Unearths 110 Terracotta Warriors
By AFP, The Australian
Published June 12, 2012
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HF "Gerry" Lenfest Puts Up 40 Million for Philly Museum
It's a challenge grant for the historic district district's Revolution museum, he says, a "missing link" in the nation.
by Stephen Salisbury, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Published June 12, 2012.
Plans for Oreo's Historic NYC Home Drawing Fire
By Karen Matthews, The Associated Press
Published June 9, 2012
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Restoring History One Brick at a Time
Burlington, Iowa capitalizing on downtown's history.
By Collin Calderwood, The Hawkeye.com
Published June 9, 2012
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Historic Board Opposes Stover Theatre Demolition
By Valerie Whitney, The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Published June 9, 2012
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Two Teens Charged With Torching Standish Church
By Dennis Hoey, The Portland Press Herald
Published June 15, 2012
Is Phoenix Home Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Peril?
By Philip Haldiman, The Arizona Republic
Published June 14, 2012
Fort Erie Dig Reveals Trove of Artifacts from War of 1812
By Kenneth Kidd, The Toronto Star
Published June 11, 2012

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When Values Collide: Balancing Green Technology and Historic Buildings
By Kaid Benfield, Sustainable Cities Collective
Published June 26, 2012
The Cultural Landscape Foundation and Preservation Alliance of Minnesota File Suit Against City of Minneapolis to Protect Peavey Plaza
By Nord Wennerstrom, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Published June 28, 2012
Islamists Destroy Historic Mali Tombs
By Baba Ahmed, The Associated Press
Published July 1, 2012
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Gas Under Cemeteries Raises Money, Moral Questions
By Julie Carr Smyth,The Associated Press
Published July 2, 2012
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Kansas City's Power and Light Building Awaits New Role
Would-Be Landlords Covet a Landmark.
by Joe Gose, The New York Times

Published July 3, 2012.
Storm Wounds Civil War Survivor
Four "Witness Trees" Affected by Wind

By Jonas Beals, The Fredricksburg Freelance-Star
Published July 5, 2012
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Texas Town Converts Abandoned Walmart Into Library
By Netzan Zimmerman, Gawker
Published July 5, 2012
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Farming Is Returning To Prince George's Co., MD
By Robert Samuels, The Washington Post
Published June 23, 2012.
In Southwest Dallas, City Uncovers and Plans to Restore One of Its Oldest Remaining Structures
By Eric Nicholson, The Dallas Observer
Published July 3, 2012
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Amtrak's High-Speed Northeast Corridor Plan at $151 Billion
By Paul Nussbaum, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Published July 9, 2012
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Olympic National Park Officials Fine Individual For Taking 100-Year-Old Wagon Wheel From Park
By National Parks Traveler Staff
Published July 9, 2012
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