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  • 18 Jul 2016 8:42 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    Summer 2016 NPT Newsletter now online. The summer 2016 newsletter of the Newburyport Preservation Trust has been e-mailed to members, and is also available to read online here. In this issue, the lead article is a recap of Preservation Week 2016 --- with photos of this year's award winners. You can also read the latest news about preservation advocacy efforts, and more.

    In this issue:

    - Preservation Week 2016 recap: "Preserving the Architecture of Faith"

    - "If This House Could Talk" - July 30 - Aug. 6

    - NPT preservation advocacy update

    - NPT's "Do It Ye Self" series: House research program draws a crowd

    - New book looks at the future of historic preservation in the U.S.


  • 10 Jul 2016 10:48 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)
    Wipe off the frown ... and replace it with "Amazon Smile"!

    Do you buy stuff on Amazon.com? Of course you do! Even if you don't shop there for all your thingamajigs and watchamacallits, you surely go to Amazon.com for access to scholarly tomes, obscure literature, and hard-to-find recordings.

    Now, when you shop at Amazon.com, make sure to sign in through the "Amazon Smile" program, and a whopping 0.5% of your purchase price will go to support the Newburyport Preservation Trust! Don't laugh --- it all adds up! So the next time you browse Amazon.com, wipe off the frown and click on this link to Amazon Smile.

    Better yet, copy the link to your desktop for even faster and easier access!

  • 25 Jun 2016 8:22 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    "Researching Your Historic Home" available online

    The June 25 presentation at the Newburyport Public Library, "Researching Your Historic Home," is now viewable and downloadable here in PDF format. Presenter Linda Tulley, a professional house researcher, made the 29-slide PDF file available to the Newburyport Preservation Trust as part of its Do It Ye Self series. The Newburyport Presevation Trust is among the sponsors of the Yankee Homecoming week event, "If This House Could Talk" (July 30 - August 6), and the house research presentation can help participants discover interesting facts for their homes to mutter, shout, or jabber (figuratively, of course) during that event.

  • 10 Jun 2016 9:48 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    Do It Ye Self: House Research
    Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m., Newburyport Public Library

    Is your interest in house history piqued by "If This House Could Talk," the new event for Yankee Homecoming? Join instructor Linda Tulley in the library's Program Room to learn how to find your home's records, then tour the Archival Center with Bob Richard. Admission to the 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. program is free.

    Presenter Linda Tulley is a professional house researcher recognized in 2015 with an award from the Newburyport Preservation Trust. The Trust is a proud sponsor of the "If This House Could Talk - Newburyport" event at this year's Yankee Homecoming July 30 - August 6, 2016.

  • 13 May 2016 11:29 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    The presentation graphics of "Newburyport's Architecture of Faith," the preview program of Preservation Week 2016, are now online for close-up study. Also in downloadable PDF format is the handout for the program presented Tuesday, May 10, at St. Anna's Chapel of St. Paul's Church.

    Click on the following link for the informative program handout.

    Click on the following link for the presentation graphics. (Despite file compression, the number of photos makes this a large file.)

    The program encompassed the roots of New England church architecture, from the pagan rockpiles and "heathen halls" of Celtic cultures in northern Europe, to the formalized styles of later centuries, to the austere Puritan meeting houses, down to the American amalgam of styles still present today in the churches that contribute to Newburyport's atmosphere and sense-of-place. The presentation graphics include photos of the city's churches: old and new, past and present, defunct and re-purposed. The program was presented by museum/history professional R.W. Bacon.


  • 08 May 2016 8:43 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    Spring 2016 NPT Newsletter now online. The spring 2016 newsletter of the Newburyport Preservation Trust has been e-mailed to members, and is also available to read online here. In this issue, the lead article is on Preservation Week 2016, coming right up this week on May 10-15. You can also read the latest news about preservation advocacy efforts, and more.

    In this issue:
    - Preservation Week 2016: "Preserving the Architecture of Faith"
    - NPT consultation results in positive preservation outcome
    - 77 Lime Street "Frankenstein House" update
    - NPT's "Do It Ye Self" series: Lime mortar expert Fabio Bardini
    - Opinion: Don't reward speculation and demolition-by-neglect

  • 08 Feb 2016 3:54 PM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    Winter 2016 NPT Newsletter now online. The winter 2016 newsletter of the Newburyport Preservation Trust has been e-mailed to members, and is also available to read online here. In this issue, the lead article is a summary of NPT's recent preservation advocacy efforts. You can also read the latest news about NPT's hands-on "Do It Ye Self" series.

    In this issue:
    - Preservation advocacy sparks a cautious enthusiasm
    - NPT's hands-on "Do It Ye Self" sessions are a hit
    - A home with an NPT historic house plaque gets big-time exposure
    - "Disappearing House" act still prompts questions
    - Mark your calendar --- Preservation Week is May 10-15, 2016

  • 01 Jan 2016 8:00 PM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    A Measure of Change (1975) by Lawrence Rosenblum is a must-see eye-opener for every new arrival to Newburyport, and for those who may have forgotten the 1960s-70s. In just 29 minutes, the video documentary examines the landmark decision to use historic preservation principles for the first time in federal HUD urban renewal projects. Because of its relevance to multiple preservation topics, links to this video can be found in several places on the NPT web site, including the Preservation Resources & Links page. Or, you can go directly to the video here.

  • 22 Nov 2015 11:54 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    The Newburyport Preservation Trust has a new presence on Facebook! Members and website users are urged to visit and multiply.

    While the NPT website is a massive compilation of valuable content, the new Facebook page promises wider and more immediate contact for our "calls to action" and preservation advocacy efforts. The very nature of Facebook, with contacts multiplying faster than rabbits, is sure to boost the profile of NPT in Newburyport and beyond.

    To visit the public Facebook page and click your lasting affection, here is the link: www.facebook.com/newburyportpreservationtrust. Then make sure to visit often to keep up with the latest developments on the preservation front.

  • 18 Sep 2015 8:19 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    Summer/Fall NPT Newsletter now online. The summer/fall 2015 newsletter of the Newburyport Preservation Trust has been e-mailed to members, and is also available to read online here. In this issue, the lead article is about the new zoning amendment aimed at regulating strangely-configured infill projects. You can also read the latest news about NPT's Historic House Plaque Program, and a recap of the season at the Powder House Park & Learning Center.

    In this issue:
    - Zoning amendment addresses bizarre infill projects
    - NPT takes message to the streets
    - Powder House Park extends its reach
    - Historic House Plaque Program grows
    - Miscellaneous loopholes, fakes, & ill-considered decisions

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