Kirsten Conover

Certified Relo Specialist

Historic Home Goverment/Association links



             

  Historic Home Goverment/Association links

 

As an owner of a 1923 bungalow in Historic Marietta, I  have a special interest, knowledge and love of historic, older homes...below are some useful groups and government associations, but first, an interesting article...

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Walkable Neighborhoods Are More Active - Residents in Walkable Neighborhoods are 2.4 Times More Likely To Get Enough Physical Activity:

Even in spread-out Atlanta, residents in the most compact walkable neighborhoods are 2.4 times more likely to get enough physical activity than those in less walkable subdivisions.  According to a study published in the Americal Journal of Preventive Medicine and conducted in Atlanta: in a neighborhood with more of a mix of shops, homes and schools, and connecting streets, thirty-eight percent of the study participants met government-recommended activity levels.  These variables are considered to make a neighborhood "more" walkable.  Only 18 percent of the residents in the least walkable neighborhoods met the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation, which calls for 30 minutes of moderate activity every day.    

Each participant’s neighborhood was assessed according to three walkability factors. The mix of destinations near home, such as shops and schools, influences whether people have a variety of places to go within easy walking distance of home.  Residential density influences how many shops and other destinations can be supported close to home.  And the number of connected streets is a measure of whether a walking trip can be direct: in subdivisions dominated by cul-de-sacs, the winding road network may put many destinations out of reach.

 

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PreservationDirectory.com

 

The online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the U.S. and Canada; this site contains a huge number of valuable preservation links.


 

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The Atlanta Preservation Center is the agency for coordination, knowledge, research and advocacy for preservation in the city. Founded in 1980, we have worked tirelessly with government, business and community leaders to preserve more than 140 endangered residential and commercial structures, neighborhoods and landscapes. Our advocacy and education programs have made preservation come alive for thousands of area students, residents and visitors. 

 

 

 

 

3 The Atlanta History Center - Get a glimpse into the lives of Georgian farmers at the Tullie Smith Farm and of wealthy Atlantans at the Swan House Mansion, and visit the museum which traces Atlanta's as well as Georgia's history through Civil War artifacts, photographs, and decorative arts. The 33-acre center contains forests and gardens, including the mile-long Swan Woods Trail

 

 
4. Within the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Historic Preservation Division serves as the state historic preservation office.

  Order your historic preservationlicense plate today!

The GHPD is proud to announce the a
vailability of this new specialty license plate, which was authorized by the 2005 Georgia General Assembly.  More than $20 from each $25 license tag fee will go to HPD's Georgia Heritage Grant Program, which provides funding for  historic preservation projects around the state.  The plate was designed by Georgia artist Larnie Higgins of Planet Studio in Atlanta and depicts a historic train station located in Savannah.

 

5.The Vision of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is for Georgians to understand and appreciate the irreplaceable value of historic buildings and places and their relevance to modern life

6..The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities.

 

7. A resource for buying and selling historic homes

 

8. The web site for Preservation Magazine from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, containing excerpts from this award-winning publication, as well as special daily news stories and features about historic preservation around the nation.