Want to know what Cincinnati's Lower West End looked like in the late-1800s and early-1900s? Check out "Urban Renewal in the West End", an ArcGIS StoryMap made by founding director, Deqah Hussein-Wetzel, and learn about how 1940s public housing projects and 1960s expressway projects displaced hundreds of thousands of Black families in Cincinnati's urban core.
The Ohio State Historic Preservation Office's Ohio Modern historic contexts serve as important public history materials. This Social and Political Welfare section of the Cleveland, Ohio context explains the impacts World War II and urban renewal had on the African Americans population in Cleveland.
In 2018, PennPraxis led the Historic Preservation Citizen Engagement Project, bringing the conversation started by the Mayor’s Task Force on Historic Preservation to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Its resulting Neighborhood Preservation Toolkit is a free resource to build a larger, broader constituency for preservation in Philadelphia.
It all started with the travel bug and a love for old buildings. Today the Decay Devils are full-on preservation organization. They use photography to capture the essence of abandoned buildings to encourage historic preservation in Gary, Indiana and beyond. Today, they do much more than romp and take photos, they actively work to save threatened buildings from wrecking balls.
This project seeks to recognize the women at King Records by capturing oral histories that provide unique perspectives on its widespread importance and documenting the impressive history of women who recorded there during the mid-twentieth century.