Category Archives: Preservation

Make it a Detroit Weekend: Foodies and Craft Beer & Cocktail Lovers

by Savannah Raus-Wuth For everyone planning on attending the MHPN conference May 11-14, 2016, we hope you will consider making it a “Detroit Weekend” and extend your stay in the “D” so you can take in some of its great … Continue reading

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What Signs Say: Speaking the Language of Michigan’s Commercial Signage

By April Bryan Beyond business names and services rendered, commercial signage communicates much more. Sign features may suggest eras, indicate site use over time, and speak to local and national trends. But before discussing these larger concepts it is helpful … Continue reading

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Tools To Help Protect Your Historic District

Posted on: February 9th, 2016 by Preservation Leadership Forum Staff, National Trust for Historic Preservation (MHPN is a statewide partner of the NTHP) In the last few weeks, historic preservationists across the country have noted heightened threats to a key … Continue reading

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Project Rebuild Roundtable with Congressman Dan Kildee

by Janet Kreger Twenty-five people gathered at Muskegon’s Lakeshore Museum Center on December 4 for a discussion with Congressman Dan Kildee about new legislation he proposes to draft and introduce. Dan spoke of “Project Rebuild” that he envisions being the … Continue reading

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Wood Columns Can Be Repaired: Save Them!

by James L. Hamilton, Boston Edison Historic District, Detroit, MI Columns are always a character defining feature in historic buildings. Keeping columns in good condition is essential for historic preservation. Columns can be maintained, repaired, and restored. If owners don’t … Continue reading

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“ALWAYS SEEKING MODERN” A SUCCESS

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) was pleased to bring its 35th annual statewide conference to the City of Midland. Over 370 participants gathered at Northwood University on May 13-16. Drawn by the theme “Always Seeking Modern,” participants were enthusiastic … Continue reading

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HISTORIC WARNER PIONEER FARMSTEAD RETURNS TO FAMILY

by Tim Bennett The Warner pioneer homestead, located in Brighton Township, Livingston County, Michigan, was occupied by five generations of the family for over 170 years. The property was first purchased by Timothy Warner, a settler from Livingston County, NY, … Continue reading

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