historic preservation

New England News
6:20 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Community Group Tours Shuttered Church Hoping For Salvation

St. Mary The Morning Star Church on Tyler St. in Pittsfield, Mass. has been closed since 2008.
Jim Levulis WAMC

A group dedicated to saving a shuttered Pittsfield church once slated for demolition recently got a look inside the deteriorating cathedral.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

We Bought A Church: Pittsfield Treasure A Sanctuary Once Again

In cities across the country, many churches sit dormant, falling into disrepair and losing their status as a central gathering place for the community. So one couple decided to do something about that.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Conn. Historical Society Buys Amistad Letters

Credit New Haven Colony Historical Society and Adams National Historic Site

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Historical Society has purchased a collection of letters written in the 1830s and 1840s by a woman describing the lives of the African captives from the slave ship Amistad.

The society paid $66,000 Tuesday for the letters written by Charlotte Cowles, whose abolitionist family took in one of the former Amistad captives.

Cowles described a captive showing her where she was burned on her shoulder with a red-hot pipe in Africa and her interactions with the leader of the captives.

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New England News
12:25 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Neighborhood Transformation Project Seen As National Model

Two of the more than 350 security cameras installed as part of the extensive renovation of apartment buildings in the Upper Worthington District of Springfield, MA

An inner city neighborhood once lost to blight and crime has undergone a transformation that officials believe could serve as a model  for the entire country.  The neighborhood revitalization  in Springfield Massachusetts required substantial public financing, without which officials insist it could not have happened.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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