Since 1979, the Arizona Preservation Foundation has worked with local, state, and national partners to promote and protect Arizona’s historic resources. Roam around our website to learn more about our key initiatives:
- We compile Arizona’s Most Endangered Historic Places List
- We publish a Historic Preservation Referral Guide for homeowners and building professionals
- We issue Preservation Alerts when there’s news of possible demolition
- We communicate the success stories and the challenges through our website, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter
- We offer a Speaker’s Bureau for your meetings and events
- We help organize the Annual Statewide Conference and Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Awards
- We offer discounts – through membership in the Foundation – to the annual conference and other sponsored tours and workshops
- And we’re always ready to advocate for historic preservation statewide and in your community
We appreciate your interest in historic preservation in our state. Explore our website, keep up with the latest news by following us and contact us with your questions, comments, or ideas.
Registration now open for 2015 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona Preservation Foundation, and City of Flagstaff invite you to join them at the 13th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference. This year’s conference, “Paths to Preservation” is being held in Flagstaff on May 13-15, 2015. The goal of the Conference is to bring together preservationists from around the state to exchange ideas and success stories, to share perspectives and solutions to preservation issues, and to foster cooperation between the diverse Arizona preservation communities.
At this year’s conference we will analyze the different paths to preservation. Although these paths are not always defined, they still convey a direction or process to follow. Whether a literal path, such as a historic highway, roadway or trail, or a procedural path, such as rehabilitation, adaptive re-use or the process of listing a site or property on the National Register, these paths are there to guide us to our desired location or result. Through examples from businesses, communities, and even government agencies, we will share the pathways that guide preservationists in their efforts to save our historic and cultural heritage.
ARTIST PARTNERS WITH ARIZONA PRESERVATION FOUNDATION TO REVEAL “LITTLE TRUTHS”
Through a series of small paintings, artist Patricia Sahertian takes us on a revealing journey into Arizona’s past inspired by little truths she discovered along the way. Doing extensive research to capture the authentic nature of her subjects, she presents the significance of eight of Arizona’s most historic landmarks with dramatic impact.
To allow these structures to reveal their stories, Sahertian pairs a representative portrait along with every site, introducing the viewer to the essence of each location. These miniature diptychs are based on photographs, painted with acrylic medium, and measure 2.5 x 4 inches each. View them online.
Phoenix high school student creates deck of playing cards featuring local historic landmarks
Alexandra Dee Melikian, a junior at Phoenix Country Day School, has created a deck of playing cards featuring historic landmarks in her hometown and Arizona’s capital city, Phoenix. Each playing card and the two Joker cards feature an original color photograph of one of 54 historic landmarks in the city of Phoenix. The cards also feature the building’s name, address, and date of construction.
The playing cards are available online at Amazon.com, Phoenix Art Museum, Hotel San Carlos, and more sales outlets to be announced. The retail price is $10 with five percent of the proceeds donated to the Arizona Preservation Foundation. To read the full press release, click here. To visit the “Explore Phoenix Historic Landmarks Playing Cards” website, click here.