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Partners in Preservation Recognizes River-Oriented Sites

September 28, 2011Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on Partners in Preservation Recognizes River-Oriented Sites

Partners in Preservation, the collaboration between American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation that will infuse $1 million into historic preservation grants in the Twin Cities, clearly demonstrates the value of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers to the region’s historic fabric.

Seven of the 25 eligible sites are directly associated with the river networks in the Twin Cities:

  • Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley
  • Fort Snelling Upper Post, Building 67, Unincorporated Hennepin County
  • Historic Pilot Knob, Mendota Heights
  • Mill Ruins Park, Minneapolis
  • Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis
  • The Soap Factory, Minneapolis
  • Waterford Iron Bridge, Waterford Township

Others on the list, available here, may be as well; write in and let me know.

A number of our partners are actively encouraging support for the places they are most associated with.  Since I don’t want to get myself in trouble with any of them, I’ll take the coward’s way out and encourage support for all.  Voting ends October 12, so go online to the site and follow the instructions.

We’ll write about winners and their projects as the time to do that comes along.

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