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Saving the Spirit of Historic Post Offices, Part 2
In January, we published an article on the threats facing historic post offices throughout California, stemming largely from budget cuts at the USPS. In this update, David Gilliam shares an inside look at loss – and success in Ukiah, Napa, and Richmond.
Introducing the 2019 Preservation Design Award Winners
Each year the California Preservation Foundation pulls together a jury of leading architects, designers, journalists, builders, academics, and more to select the best preservation projects from across the state. This year the jury selected 21 winners, from the meticulous restoration of a single home, to reports that will guide the infill and development of entire neighborhoods. The winners will be formally recognized at the California Preservation Awards on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. This year’s winners provide innovative and exemplary responses to many of the problems facing not only preservation, but the world at large, while adhering to the highest professional standards.
Effective Community Advocacy
I have always been impressed by the ability of individuals to identify a need in their community and advocate for years to address it. As CPF’s former Field Services Director, I traveled throughout California and spoke at public meetings and with community organizations and individuals to assist with local advocacy efforts to preserve California’s cultural resources.
Why Tax Credits Matter
Since February, CPF and our partners have been working to pass SB 451, a bill to create a state historic tax credit. The bill will increase the supply of affordable housing, support growth through infill development, and encourage property rehabilitation and maintenance in economically depressed areas. There are hundreds of projects that could benefit from SB 451, and we gathered a few stories to show its potential impact in communities across California.
The Sun Sets at the Oasis
It’s often said that good things come in three. For the third time, the California Preservation Foundation was welcomed to the beautiful and vibrant city of Palm Springs. It seems like clockwork that CPF returns to this desert oasis each decade (1999, 2009, and 2019). Each time, the positive, transformative impact of historic preservation becomes more apparent.
2019 Student Scholarship Winners Announced
Student scholarships are made possible by generous funding from Liz's Antique Hardware. This year the California Preservation Foundation once again offered student scholarships, with generous support from Liz’s Antique Hardware. Two applicants were selected from a...
Historic Goodman Library
California Preservation Awards The California Preservation Awards are a statewide hallmark, showcasing the best in historic preservation. The awards ceremony includes the presentation of the Preservation Design Awards and the President’s Awards, and will be held on...
Lighting the Spark
You can join us in investing in the future of preservation by making a donation to CPF’s Student Scholarships Fund. Every dollar contributed to this fund goes directly to students, through our various scholarship programs. CPF Membership CPF members...
California’s First National Heritage Area
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California Preservation Awards The California Preservation Awards are a statewide hallmark, showcasing the best in historic preservation. The awards ceremony includes the presentation of the Preservation Design Awards and the President’s Awards, and will...