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NTHP: Save the Historic Tax Credit
Congress has proposed a budget that would eliminate the historic tax credit. Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help preserve this important tax credit.

Beignets and Windows
Plan to travel to New Orleans for beignets and the Traditional Building Conference, May 7-8. The conference theme is "Windows: Old, New, Historic and Traditional" and it is co-sponsored by the National Park Service.

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Traditional Product Galleries showcases a wide variety of traditional products from Traditional Building and Period Homes magazines, including mantels, flooring, roofing, exterior ornament and more.

Enkeboll on REX
Architectural wood carvings, including bases, corbels, moldings, onlays, panels, posts and rosettes, are now available from Enkeboll Designs on REX, the e-commerce website for high-end, traditionally styled products at discount prices.


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Americans Like Traditional But Architects Don't
"...How come 'Americans love new old houses' and architects love modern buildings? Is it any wonder clients complain that architects 'don't listen to what THEY want?'"
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Teaching Architecture in Rome: Part I
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So, Why Don't We Build The Way We Used To?
"Why do we find ourselves at the mercy of money instead of money just being another tool in our arsenal?"
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Conditions Assessments: The First Step in Preservation Planning
"Assessing and prioritizing a building's needs, planning for work, hiring and supervising contractors, and then maintaining the systems of the building in a good serviceable condition is part of a systematic process."

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