We were sad to see that President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget “slashes” funding for Save America’s Treasures, a program that supports historic preservation nationwide, according to The Art Newspaper. Bobbie Greene McCarthy, director of Save America’s Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, told The Art Newspaper:
“We are in the center of the bull’s eye, and when this budget goes to zero, it will mean no federal funds will be available for bricks and mortar restoration and conservation of nationally significant properties and collections.”
SAT has contributed to the preservation of landmarks including President Abraham Lincoln’s cottage, the Edison Lab, and nearly 1,300 other significant buildings and collections. A $150,000 SAT grant for the National Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, N.C., helped the site and city raise a huge return on investment, to the tune of more than $20 million.
As an architectural firm known for historic preservation, TMS Architects is sad to see the lack of funding to maintain Save America’s Treasures, and thus other noteworthy places. Here in New England, we’ve contributed to many historic preservation projects, including Portsmouth’s Music Hall. You can view all of our historic preservation projects in our potfolio.
Photo via theartnewspaper.com