Category Archives: Field Rep Blog

Transitions: Goodbye Partners in the Field, and Hello Board of Trustees

On June 15th I finished my last day as Field Representative for Preservation Delaware, Inc., a position funded under a grant from the Partners in the Field Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Working for Preservation Delaware again … Continue reading

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The Road Less Taken: Scenic Byways and Heritage Preservation

Byway Program Coordinator Ann Gravatt addresses the crowd at the Lewes Historical Byway Public Meeting on May 31, 2012 A major heritage preservation initiative in southern Delaware is coming from a place you might not expect, the Delaware Department of … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and the Importance of Place

Governor Markell and Costumed Interpreters at the Monument Rededication Ceremony  on the Dover Green. The Dover Green in front of the Old State House Museum was the scene of a Memorial Day Ceremony to rededicate the granite monument to the … Continue reading

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Preservation Consultant Mary Ruffin Hanbury Comes To Delaware For Hockessin School 107C

Friends of Hockessin School 107C met on May 8th to hear the observations of Mary Ruffin Hanbury, a preservation consultant from Raleigh, North Carolina.  Shown here touring the site with architect Leonard Sophrin, a member of the Friends group, the … Continue reading

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NAPC Forum In Norfolk!

So Close! So Soon! The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions is having their biennial conference in our neck of the woods! Forum is coming to Norfolk!  Come hear about the latest issues and most current strategies used by historic district … Continue reading

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Meet PDI Intern Rhonda Powell-Sargeant, Tax Credit Promotion Presentation Available

Thanks to a grant from the State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation Delaware was able to hire Rhonda Powell-Sargeant to create a presentation to promote the State’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program.   Rhonda worked with me this semester as an … Continue reading

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Hockessin School 107C Update

According to the article on the front page of this morning’s News Journal, there is good news to report for Hockessin School 107C. The construction debt has been paid and the building is no longer in jeopardy of public auction. … Continue reading

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Help Us Find A New Owner For Cannon Hall

Poor Cannon Hall! Here it is over a year after it suffered the devastating fire and it’s still open to the elements. This historic house is a landmark in the truest sense of the word. Anyone who traveled from Laurel … Continue reading

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PDI’s Field Rep is New Director of DSU Historic Preservation Program

It’s official. In July I was appointed the director of the graduate program in Historic Preservation for Delaware State University. This provides an exciting opportunity to connect the field services that Preservation Delaware and the National Trust for Historic Preservation … Continue reading

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The Art in Preservation Trades

I’ve been privileged to  have spent the last two weeks watching and learning about preservation trades from some of the finest craftsmen and artisans there are.  I was thrilled to have been asked to attend the Window Preservation Standards Collaborative … Continue reading

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