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What is Preservation?

Historic preservation (US), heritage preservation or heritage conservation (UK), is an endeavour that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance. It tends to refer specifically to the preservation of the built environment, and not to preservation of, for example, primeval forests or wilderness.[

Also see: Wikipedia’s article about historic preservation

Preservation in Duluth

The Duluth Preservation Alliance has provided support for these vital area projects:

Glensheen MansionTour Duluth’s Rich History, Memorial Day to Labor Day
Old Central Clock TowerThe Duluth Landmark, Central Hillside
Sacred Heart Music CenterA Renovated Cathedral, Constructed in 1896
St. Mark’s Church530 N 5th Ave. East
Bridge DanceMulti-Colored Pagentry, Atop the Aerial Lift Bridge!
Zenith City of the North StudyConcrete Facts and Figures for Duluth to Use!

Visit the Duluth Historic Preservation Commission site – this site includes all of those buildings which have Local Landmark Status as well as those districts designated as being architecturally and culturally significant as well as much information on the HPC’s role and responsibility in Duluth.

Duluth Preservation Links of Interest

Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission

Preservation Alliance Minnesota

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Northeast Minnesota History Archives

Minnesota Historical Society

Zenith City On-Line

Zenith City: Researching the history of your home