where we are empowering folks to participate in The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA; Public Law 89-665; 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq) to preserve and protect our local western history!
It is the distinction in continuity that identifies tradition.
Emanuelo Sorbo On Liliana Grassi d'Architettura Volume 26-2005
Modern restoration is a discipline based on individual and collective values of life. It studies the monument, paying attention to all of the historical layers, setting itself on a democratic plane of free choice in a historic space that is a public space, a piece of the site's culture, in which all of its inhabitants are trustees. The discipline of restoration rejects abstract individual formulations of life, to set its goal as the free enjoyment of art by all people; the awareness that this concept produces is a moral exigency to respect human dignity.
Those who work in restoration cannot but cultivate this dignity in an absolutely special way. --
Liliana Grassi- Architect, Scholar, & Professor at Polytechnic of Milan
Welcome to the virtual home of The Tahoe Foundation!
This is the place where we invite YOU to help us discover how to preserve Lake Tahoe's and the West's place in America's Histories
and the World's Heritage !
Our story begins below................ Our name began as an acronym...Toward Architecture Heritage Outreach & Education.. it has evolved into a new concept in architecture conservation and preservation planning education where we hope .....
To Preserve & Protect America's Heritage thru Outreach & Education
Through Agricultural Heritage-On-the ground- vocational-to- professional-Education.
With an emphasis on Western America's Role in America's Heritage we are attempting to use
Transit Assets which Help us to do the Outreach & Educating!
Todescribe patterns in Architecture informing localHeritage utilizing Outdoor Education
Historic Preservation is Not a Partisan Issue
--D. Alexandra T. Profant, Architect Conservator
Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Tahoe Foundation
Did you know..
When Federal Dollars are spent on any planning effort there are steps required.
The first step on behalf of historic preservation begins with
Establishing Criteria and Standards
where we define what makes up our history!!!
The next step is to conduct an historic resources survey.
These two steps are
when federal planning dollars are spent,
We have the right to do this!
When done we can then access financial incentives to re-develop and elect to implement or ignore opportunities to restore private and public held property and habitats in order to decide
whether to meet the criteria
Once the survey is complete then folks may
dare to exceed it, celebrate it through heritage tourism/sustainability platforms, interpret it, elect to document and demolish it,
as well as define how and if there is a need to penalize those who ignore these rights when managing public property and planning processes.
*The result of ignoring Section 106 (where locals are paid to conduct the historic resources survey) or skipping over it, is the loss of American Citizen's and Indigenous People's rights and often ends in the destruction of opportunities for those who may have been empowered to conduct restoration and interpretation on their private property and were not able to do so, due to agencies and organizations ignoring the requirement to assist locals with completing said surveys.
We as local western Americans cannot afford to lose the opportunity to define our culture and heritage which has played and continues to play a vital role in galvanizing America's identity and the ideals which celebrate freedom.
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In the early 1950's a typical evening's entertainment for Ripley kids was sitting in the bus shelter watching the traffic, in the vain hope that a sports car would go by, and once every six months we might see an Aston Maritn
or a Ferrari, which would make our day.
Clapton, The Autobiography
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