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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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#michiganplacesmatter: A Guide to Historical Road Trips Though the Peninsula State.

By Scott Slagor, MHPN Communications Committee Highways are dull. Even the most scenic of highways become monotonous after hours or, even minutes, and offer little insight to the communities they bypass. Have you ever found yourself wondering about the towns … Continue reading

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A Second Spring… updates on the Michigan State Scrapping Bills

Albert Camus once said, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  Autumn is a time to enjoy the bounties of Michigan’s harvest, reflect on nature’s beauty with the changing of the colors, and renew our efforts … Continue reading

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Bay View Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary as a National Historic Landmark: A Grand Celebration, a Poignant Closing Question

blog and photographs by Janet Kreger   I had the good fortune to attend the 25thanniversary celebration of Bay View being named  a National Historic Landmark.  For those who do not know Bay View, it is a religious community established … Continue reading

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Flint’s Legacy

by Janet Kreger, MHPN President Taken from the opening remarks at the MHPN 32nd Annual Conference, May 10, 2012. Michiganians may think that they know Flint’s legacy, but likely they do not.  While everyone knows the name, forgotten is the … Continue reading

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How can we make Preservation and Restoraton an Economic Indicator?

The following blog is just one of the conversations you make take part in during the MHPN Model Change-Over Conference, May 10-12.  For more information, visit our website and register today!   For years the nation has considered “housing starts” … Continue reading

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Make it a Flint Weekend – Advise from a Flintonian!

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network’s (MHPN) 32nd annual conference, A Model Change-Over, is only a month away. This year, the three-day conference will be held Thursday, May 10th through Saturday, May 12th, in Flint, the birthplace of General Motors. The … Continue reading

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