January 2017

In this Month's Issue...
El Camino Real Public History Workshop | Preservation Powerhouses Panel | New Book by National Trust President | 2017 WCAPT Annual Meeting | Foster City's Eichler Community | January CPF Workshops | and more!

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CPF News

Capitalizing on Opportunity: Financial Incentives for Historic Properties

Jan 19, 2017: 9am - 4pm
This all-day workshop will be live at Claremont Heritage and also broadcast across the state. The workshop will assist existing and prospective owners and developers of historic properties in identifying financial, tax, and regulatory incentives that can be used to offset rehabilitation and maintenance costs.

Broadcast: Register. Non-members: $75 | Members: $60
Workshop: Register. Non-members: $75 | Members: $60

Out-of-the-Box Thinking: New Survey Methods, Unique Integrity Considerations

Jan. 20, 2017: 9am - 4pm

Discussion of methodology pertaining to large scale rural landscapes. Attendees will be introduced to the survey, documentation, and evaluation of large scale cultural landscapes. Attendees will be introduced to the seven aspects of integrity and the level of existing conditions and gain an understanding of the relationship between the two. Unique examples will illustrate the wide range of methods and survey considerations.

Broadcast: Register. Non-members: $75 | Members: $60
Workshop: Register. Non-members: $150 / $165 | Members: $115 / $130

All registration fees go directly back into providing quality education throughout the year. Your fees help support our organization!
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Advocacy & Updates

New book by National Trust President Stephanie Meeks

The President of the National Trust, Stephanie Meeks, has written a new book that explored the roots of the preservation movement and the challenges it faces in the 21st century. Titled "Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities," the book's initial pages are devoted to the concept of the "power of place," with an overall theme of how historical places ground us. Read more here.



Bay Area Eichlers Forgotten

Foster City is a Bay Area town that many pass by on a regular basis - from daily commutes and rush hour traffic to crossing over the San Mateo Bridge - and are unaware of the architectural, historical significance that the city holds. Originally thought of as a mini paradise by the bay, Foster City is home to a community of over 200 Eichler homes, and one of the most unusual groupings by Jon Eichler. Read more.


Historic Designation of Earl Carroll's Hollywood Theater

The city of Los Angeles recently approved the historic designation of the Earl Carroll Theater on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, stating that the designation "will help to ensure that another historic gem in Hollywood will be preserved and enhanced."


Historic Models of California Mission Returning to Knott's Berry Farm

Bob Weir has been meticulously restoring the scaled model missions for over three years for a new generation of guests to appreciate. In addition to their return, Knott’s is hosting its Early California History Day on March 15, where students can visit and tour the displayed models within the park as well as have the opportunity to display a mission of their own. Learn more.


Preservation Events


El Camino Real Public History Research Project Workshop - Jan 12

The San Diego District Research Team is holding a public participation workshop that will support international cooperative efforts to list the 1,400-mile historic corridor El Camino Real of the Californias as a World Heritage Site. Learn more and register here.

Preservation Powerhouse Panel: Preservation and the Forces that Make It Happen - Palm Springs, Feb 18

Learn how leaders in preservation save important buildings and places, their roles in relationship to each other and how these organizations can help local preservation groups. Join Modernism Week in a moderated panel discussion, with an amazing representation of preservation organizations on our stage.

2017 WCAPT Annual Meeting - The Getty Center, Feb 24

Join the WCAPT for their annual event, beginning with a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) science labs, followed by two important lectures on he Earthen Architecture Initiative and Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, concluding with a wine and cheeese social hour. Learn more here.

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 The good, the bad, and the ugly:
A look at some of 2016 best and worst preservation stories

The Architect's Newspaper has put together a list of memorable and must-mention preservation stories across the nation from 2016.

Some showcase the high points of a year in preservation, others remember buildings demolished that were unable to be saved, and few take a look at controversies that will continue to shape the face of historic preservation. Read more here.
We thank our Annual Sponsors for supporting CPF's Educational Programs throughout the year

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