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Congratulations to preservation partner Atlanta Preservation Center on this significant National Park Service grant award!🎉 Preservation update! 🎉 The Atlanta Preservation Center has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service to help preserve African American civil rights historyThe APC is the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service for the English Avenue School Emergency Stabilization Project. The project will support emergency and essential preservation work at the English Avenue School (b. 1911) in the English Avenue neighborhood of Atlanta’s westside. The APC will be the project managers and community liaisons, working closely with the site owner, the English Avenue Neighborhood Association, Beloved Community, Inc., Assistant Professor Danielle Willkens and the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, construction technology specialist Junshan Liu, and Landmark Preservation. Importantly, this grant will provide funds for a comprehensive History Structures Report, administrative work focused on raising the visibility of the site through platforms for active community engagement, and physical preservation work: (1) emergency stabilization and weatherization related to the roof, gutters, and scuppers, (2) emergency brick wall stabilization, (3) biological material abatement on the masonry, (4) restore and repair decorative brownstone terracotta.Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2020, the English Avenue School was constructed in two eras, between 1910-11 and 1922-23, to accommodate the growing enrollment and changing educational needs in the City of Atlanta.This project is supported through an African American Civil Rights grant, provided by the Historic Preservation Fund, as administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Earth Day! 🌎 ♻️ 🪟The greenest building is the one already built. Pictured is the ongoing restoration of over 225 historic windows at the Winnwood Apartments, an Easements Atlanta protected site. By repairing and restoring these historic windows, this project keeps these historic materials out of a landfill and avoids the energy consumption required to manufacture and ship new materials.To learn more about preservation and sustainability, please visit the Research and Policy Lab at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. ... See MoreSee Less
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