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Religious buildings, by their very nature, bring decorative painting to its loftiest level. The sacred and symbolic designs in these spiritual spaces offer a bit of heaven on earth to the God-fearing faithful and present unique challenges and rewards to practitioners of this time-honored craft. Continue reading.

Most Endangered Historic Places
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has cited more than 250 endangered historic places since 1988. This year's list include 11 more locations, ranging from the Palisades in NJ, to a Japanese Presbyterian Church.

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HBRA, David M. Schwarz, Robert A.M. Stern, John Milner and Michael G. Imber are among the winners of the 2014 Tucker Design Awards announced by the Building Stone Institute.

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