Friday, May 21, 2010

May is Historic Preservation Month!

Last night, members of the community joined The Georgia Trust and the Historic Preservation Division at Rhodes Hall for a presentation on Preservation and Sustainability given by the President and CEO of The Georgia Trust, Mark McDonald. Interesting topics discussed by Mr. McDonald included evaluating the embodied energy of existing buildings, recognizing the benefits and increased popularity of living in historic in-town neighborhoods, and embracing new ideas and methods that are both sustainable and preservation-appropriate.

If you missed last night's presentation, or Dr. Cloues' May 6th presentation on the Split-Level House, podcasts are available here!

And don't worry, we still have several Preservation Month events left for you to enjoy!

  • Tomorrow, May 22nd: Join us for the Second Annual Uptown Rhodes Race 5k. This fun 5k begins and ends at Rhodes Hall, headquarters of The Georgia Trust, and takes racers through historic Atlanta neighborhoods. Presented by The Dewberry Foundation, this race is dog-friendly! Its not too late register or to volunteer. Click here for more information.

  • Just Added! Tuesday, May 25th: Come to Rhodes Hall for a presentation by Jordan Poole, Field Services Manager at The Georgia Trust. Mr. Poole's presentation will focus on Places in Peril and will provide all the information you need to know about nominating a endangered place to this annual list of the top 10 most endangered historic sites in Georgia. Come to hear updates on past Places and bring your questions for nominating to the 2011 list. More information is available here.

  • Thursday, May 27th: Our Preservation Month Lecture Series concludes with a lecture on Landscapes and Historic Preservation Resources presented by Jim Cothran, Vice President, Robert and Company, Landscape Architecture Studio. You won't want to miss this fabulous presentation co-sponsored by the Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. More information is available here.


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