Archive for December 2017

Ordinances, Walking Tours, and Icebergs: Looking to 2018

“Historic buildings provide the authenticity, the sense of community, the sense of history that bind people in a fast-moving 24/7, ever-changing world. They ground us.” -Richard Florida This piece is the last in our series of year end stories from Nevada Preservation Foundation. The end of a year is often a time to look back…

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Preservation isn’t just about the Past. It’s about the Future.

“Historic preservation is at the same time wonderfully egalitarian; all socioeconomic classes in every corner of the nation have successfully utilized its principles to protect their heritage and revitalize their communities.” -Craig Potts Did you know that Nevada Preservation Foundation turned four years old in October? I know! We feel the same way! Surely, we’ve…

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At Home with Hugh

“So where does one go in such a wobbly, elusive, dynamic, confusing age?  Wherever the librarians and archivists are.  They are sorting it all out for us.” -Marilyn Johnson Contrary to popular thought, archives are not a final resting place for items of historic interest.  They are living, breathing entities that hold a world of…

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Celebrating Nevada’s Rural Roots

“It was the kind of building that remembered things, deep-down things, things that rode tears into the world, telling them back to anyone old enough or wise enough to know how to listen with their eyes.” – Charles M. Blow, Fire Shut Up in My Bones  The El Rancho Hotel in Wells, Nevada is a…

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