Archive for June 2015

From the Box to the Butterfly: Air, Light, and Utopia

Join us Saturday July 18th,  for a fascinating exploration and discussion of how we left behind the closed box building of the early 20th century and transformed it into the butterfly roofs and open spaces of mid-century architecture in only a matter of decades. View the event page … NPF’s Architect & Anthropologist will be…

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Annual Board Meeting, Pizza and Cocktails

A year ago, we gathered inside the small office of NPF board president Jeff Wagner and listened in on the inside workings of a small organization on the rise. We learned of the acquisition of the Hugh Taylor collection, met the board of directors and some of the early NPF volunteers. Most importantly, we made…

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Unanimous Support by the Nevada State Board of Museums and History

The Nevada State Board of Museums and History considered two nominations: one to the Nevada State Register of Historic Places and the other an amendment to an existing National Register entry. The first was the State Register application submitted for the La Concha Motel Lobby, while the amendment was to the existing entry for the…

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Historic Preservation Bills Passed by the Nevada State Legislature

The 2015 Nevada State Legislature passed a couple of bills that make changes to the state law regarding issues of historic preservation. Assembly Bill 377 – Preservation and Development of the Historic Nevada State Prison The Nevada State Prison, which was operated in Carson City from 1862 to 2012, has been recognized as a historically…

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Thanks to Macy’s Partners in Time Volunteers

Since the creation of our organization, one of Nevada Preservation Foundation’s goals has been to engage with our community members through events and volunteer opportunities. Volunteering provides our members with a chance to give input and experience preservation in action. It also helps to strengthen community relationships and meet other like-minded individuals here in Las…

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Summer Events with Modernism at Risk Exhibit

Last month, May kicked off NPF’s first event of the summer with our inaugural Home Tour. By all measures, the event was a resounding success, thanks to our wonderful Program Committee members, volunteers and tour participants. The tour saw a little over 175 participants make their way through 15 mid-century homes in the downtown, Paradise…

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Old House People: Theodore G. and Blanche E. Brydon

The Nevada Preservation Foundation would like to thank our second Founding Donor! From the estate of preservationists Theodore G. and Blanche E. Brydon, a donation of $3,000 has been made in their loving memory. Old House People Self-professed “old house people,” Ted and Blanche restored a 19th-century stone farmhouse in Colebrookdale, Pennsylvania, during the 1950s…

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