Happy Halloween!

The best part about preserving architecture is that it lasts well into the future. And with history you’re sure to get a few stories. Every October, thousands of people take part in Halloween festivities. At the top of the list are haunted houses. Historic buildings especially those involved in the Salem Witch Trails, are filled with …

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Pesticides do more Harm than Good

Each year, thousands of farmers use pesticides to eliminate certain pests- such as bugs. But those chemicals might be affecting birds too. Neonicotinoids, a common pesticide made from nicotine, may be hurting birds more than we think. The pesticide will kill off bugs that certain birds need to eat. Without the bugs, birds are starving. …

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Building the Cathedral of a Lifetime

Across from Rockefeller Center in New York City sits St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Neo-Gothic styled Roman Catholic Cathedral church is a staple of New York City. The famous landmark marks a turning point in the city’s history where religious freedom was viewed as the norm. In 1976, the cathedral was declared a National Historic Landmark. …

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Watergate: History preserved

The term ‘gate’ has developed into a suffix we use to describe a scandal, and the history behind the word comes from the iconic Watergate Hotel and Office Building. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as an architectural landmark, famous for one of history’s biggest scandals- the Watergate Scandal. …

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