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The Newburyport Preservation Trust depends on member support to carry on its mission of preservation education and advocacy. Your online purchases and/or donations are secure --- and much appreciated. Check back regularly to see the latest offerings in NPT apparel and publications for sale.

New Feature Publication:

The HABS and the 'HABs NOTS':
Documenting the Architecture of Newburyport
in the Historic American Buildings Survey
by R.W. Bacon

The HABS and the HABs Nots takes a look back at the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the federal program that advanced historic preservation in the 1930s. For viewing pleasure, the book presents the crisp analog photos and elegant measured drawings for surveys conducted in Newburyport, Mass., a small coastal city known widely for the riches of its authentic 18th- and 19th-century domestic architecture.

The "HABs Nots" Gallery then takes a look at the future of preservation in the once down-and-out but rejuvenated port city. The city's smaller-footprint historic homes, never the subject of the HABS-like attention lavished upon Georgian and Federal-style showplaces, fill the city's 750-acre National Register Historic District and contribute to its ambiance. Yet their authenticity is at the greatest risk of being lost to the "march of progress."

For additional context, the book includes chapters on the economic history of Newburyport; the origin of the HABS program; and the earlier efforts at documentation. Also included is an illustrated guide to 300 years of house styles in Newburyport, plus a bibliography-by-topic for history enthusiasts and preservation advocates.

This new book will be available for purchase at Preservation Week 2017 events. Online purchase information is forthcoming. See and read the front and back cover here.

(8.5 x 11.0 casebound; 160 pages; ISBN: 978-0-9977528-1-6; LOC: 2016920943)

About the author: Reginald W. Bacon is a museum and history professional with specialties in 17th- and 18th-century New England architecture and domestic life – and early 20th-century vaudeville and circus. His first career as a journalist, editor, and designer informs his current work in the museum field. A 35-year career as a touring professional acrobatic juggler and jazz/ragtime musician informed his performing arts research. He is the author of ten books on under-the-radar history, performing arts, and editorial/graphics topics. In a "busman's holiday" sort of way, he serves on the board of directors of several history and preservation organizations, including on the "working board" of the Newburyport Preservation Trust.

Feature Publication:

Walk Newburyport: Three Self-Guided Residential Walking Tours, With an Overview of Common Styles, Local History, and Significant Public Buildings

Walk Newburyport is sure to lead you to new discoveries of architectural gems, all within a short distance from downtown. Prepared by local architects, writers, and designers – all members of NPT – the book includes an introduction to the periods and styles of domestic architecture in Newburyport, a glossary of terms, and historical sidebars in addition to the walking tours. Walk Newburyport is a must-have for residents who want to learn more about the buildings that give Newburyport its special character, and a must-have for those who enjoy introducing Newburyport to their guests. Order yours today – one for yourself and one for your guest room!

Only $12 postpaid ... Order online using the form below

Or ... if you choose not to order online, you can print out our handy order form and make your purchase by mail.

You can also purchase Walk Newburyport locally at the Book Rack, Jabberwocky, the Cushing House Museum, the Custom House Maritime Museum, or Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm.

Wear a Newburyport Preservation Trust T-Shirt!

Show your interest and support of Newburyport's preservation efforts by wearing a Newburyport Preservation Trust T-shirt. These shirts are authentic 100% cotton --- no phony reproduction fibers! Two designs are available: the original gray NPT shirt, with several architectural styles depicted on the back; and the black 2011 Preservation Week shirt with a design on the back that notes the 200th anniversary of the Great Fire. Both have the Newburyport Preservation Trust logo on the front --- small and understated, but weighty! Order a bunch for those warm days when you're working on your own sweat-equity preservation projects.

Only $18 postpaid ... Order online using the form below. Make sure to specify size: S, M, or L.

Or ... if you choose not to order online, you can print out our handy order form and make your purchase by mail.

NPT's waterfront panorama takes "the long view"

 

 

 

 

 

Show your broad interest in Newburyport's preservation by purchasing your copy of this dramatic waterfront panorama created for Preservation Week 2012. Prints of this panoramic photo were a big seller during Preservation Week, but if you missed out, there are still a limited number of prints available. Eminently suitable for framing, the print is 39" wide x 9" deep.

Only $10 postpaid ... Order online using the form below.

Or ... if you choose not to order online, you can print out our handy order form and make your purchase by mail.

Donate to the Newburyport Preservation Trust

When you make your tax-deductible donation to the Newburyport Preservation Trust, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your dollars are working to ensure that the city’s remarkable historic character is preserved and extended into the future to enrich the lives of generations to come. Make your mark on Newburyport’s future by donating today. Secure online donations accepted here via Paypal.

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