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HBO’s Wizard of Lies Filmed in GSA Historic Buildings

HBO’s Wizard of Lies Filmed in GSA Historic Buildings

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Every year, our federal office buildings, courthouses, land ports of entry, and historic landmarks are featured in major motion pictures. Filmmakers come to GSA because we have some of the most unique properties in the world. And with 371 million...
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Fact Friday: The History of the New Orleans Custom House

Fact Friday: The History of the New Orleans Custom House

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The U.S. Custom House in New Orleans, LA., was one the largest federal buildings to be constructed in the mid-nineteenth century. In fact, its construction was similar in scale to the U.S. Capitol. However, the building faced challenges even before...
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Beth Savage Receives Prestigious Cabinet-Level Award

Beth Savage Receives Prestigious Cabinet-Level Award

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Under Beth Savage’s leadership, GSA’s Center for Historic Buildings has been cited as the “gold standard” in its sophistication and commitment to preservation. No small accolade, in large part due to Beth’s energy and commitment. She has dedicated herself completely...
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National Preservation Month 2015: Preserving the Present

National Preservation Month 2015: Preserving the Present

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May is National Preservation Month. As we celebrate GSA’s stewardship successes with stories about our historic buildings’ noteworthy past, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that historic preservation is actually about the present and the future. It...
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Old Penn Station, the Birth of Historic Preservation in New York

Old Penn Station, the Birth of Historic Preservation in New York

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Historic buildings tell the story of our nation’s great cities. But in New York City it is the absence of one structure that specifically highlights the importance of historic preservation – the old Pennsylvania Station. The 1964 demolition of the...
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Women’s History Month: The ‘First’ First Lady, Dolley Madison

Women’s History Month: The ‘First’ First Lady, Dolley Madison

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During the 1840s, a simple, federal-style house at the northeast corner of Lafayette Square was the second most visited residence in Washington, DC.  The building’s historic significance and its later preservation are intrinsically tied to two accomplished American women, both...
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GSA Program Rents Federal Buildings for Major Motion Picture Projects

GSA Program Rents Federal Buildings for Major Motion Picture Projects

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(Editor’s Note: If you plan on watching the Oscars on Sunday, you might be interested in this blog post about GSA’s film location program. Originally posted in August 2013, this blog post explains how the program works and what GSA buildings...
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