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Welcome to the App Lounge!

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Jason Wright, Page & Turnbull Comments (0)

Not only did we want to support the launch of the new APT Conference app and support attendees in its use, but we also wanted to provide for discussion of other apps that could be useful to the preservation professional.  Other potentially useful apps might be for use in the field, in the office, or in general practice and life.  The App Lounge was successful in all of these things.


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Walking Among the Dead – Charleston’s Urban Graveyard and Rural Cemeteries

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Leila Hamroun Comments (0)

After having spent the past two days within the oh-so-pleasant confines of the Francis Merion…. cemeteries! The “Walking Among the Dead” session was just what the doctor ordered.  It started out with a quick overview of Charleston history and development as we drove to the Circular Congregational Church graveyard.  By the time we got there, I had a sense of the various layers and rings of Charleston, where the old walls stood, and the patterns of growth. A “Cliffs Notes” version, but just right to wet my appetite for my next stay.


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Pink House - Charleston, South Carolina

Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 by Ernest Everett Blevins, MFA  Comments (0)

Charleston was established in 1670 along the Ashley River at what is now known as Charles Towne Landing. It was moved to the present location in 1680 because of the mosquitoes and swampy conditions to the location on the peninsula where the bluffs could make good wharfs and the breeze kept the settlers cool and mostly mosquito free.  The Grand Modell of Charleston was the blueprint used to build the early walled city.


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APT Charleston 2012 - Join Us!

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2012 by Site Administrator Comments (0)
“Living laboratory” is a beautiful, succinct phrase that is probably overused. When you google those two words, you get back more than 280,000 hits.  Yet when you visit Charleston, walk around its historic downtown square or take your morning run past the Civil War-era artillery pieces located in White Point Gardens Park, you feel the 30,000 or so references that belong to its city blocks are well-earned.
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Masonry in a Marine Environment

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by danaapti Comments (1)
Attendees of Workshop 1, "Masonry in a Marine Environment," could not help but return home determined that preservation practice should involve more boat travel. Gorgeous weather and scenery accompanied a Saturday afternoon excursion via inflatable Zodiac boats through the Juan de Fuca Strait to Cole Island. Ongoing stabilization of former Royal Navy structures on the island gave attendees a unique opportunity to observe masonry deterioration resulting from proximity to, and even immersion in, salt water.
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Welcome to the APT Blog

"It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future."
- William Murtagh, Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America

In our increasingly digital age, the face and form of this conversation is transforming. Social media has become a driving and influential force in every aspect of our lives: politics, community, religion, entertainment. It should be no surprise that the preservation field is wholeheartedly embracing social media outlets. A quick internet search of something as simple as "historic preservation blog" resulted in more than 86,000 results.

The Association for Preservation Technology International is pleased to add our voices to this new conversation.

For over forty years, APT has been a leader in preservation technology, providing not only education and technical training opportunities but also providing a social venue for the sharing of experience and knowledge. This blog is a new approach to hosting our part of the conversation between the past and the present, developed around a user-generated dialogue and aimed at promoting interaction and participation.

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