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Giving a Historic Building in Central Illinois a New Life

Giving a Historic Building in Central Illinois a New Life

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To make the most efficient, cost-effective use of its real estate assets, GSA evaluates our existing portfolio to find properties no longer critical to the government’s operations. This helps save money by reducing the operating costs of federal buildings, which...
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GSA Commemorates Preservation Month 2017

GSA Commemorates Preservation Month 2017

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During Preservation Month each May, GSA celebrates our historic buildings and the important ongoing roles they play in the growth of our nation. These 487 courthouses, laboratories, agency headquarters, inspection stations, office buildings, and custom houses—just to name a few—form...
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Portland’s Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse is a star attraction

Portland’s Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse is a star attraction

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The Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse is a star—Portland, Ore.’s symbol of progress in its day—built on the cusp of the Great Depression, surrounded by the precious treasures that characterize grace and style and exude a quietly elegant demeanor touched...
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GSA Commemorates National Preservation Month 2016

GSA Commemorates National Preservation Month 2016

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As May comes to a close and we conclude our activities celebrating National Preservation Month, it is fitting to move beyond the single month annually dedicated to preservation policy, programs, and projects, and mark the significance of the year 2016...
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GSA  Celebrates The “New Old” Modernistic Bozeman Federal Building

GSA Celebrates The “New Old” Modernistic Bozeman Federal Building

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2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966,  a cornerstone of American historic preservation. It also marks the 50th Anniversary of the downtown Bozeman Federal Building and Post Office in Gallatin County, Montana. GSA along...
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Lighthouses – Showcasing New England’s Maritime History

Lighthouses – Showcasing New England’s Maritime History

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Preservation is of great importance to our nation, as it encourages people living in the present to blend with the past, forming a link between different time periods. That is why, during the month of May, we celebrate National Preservation...
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Crossing Borders: GSA’s Historic Land Ports of Entry

Crossing Borders: GSA’s Historic Land Ports of Entry

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GSA’s monumental courthouses and custom houses often receive the most attention, but the smaller and lesser known U.S. Border Inspection Stations tell their own important story in our nation’s history.  Recently, the GSA Center for Historic Buildings studied and documented...
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America’s Architectural Treasures Continue to Serve Vital Government Role

America’s Architectural Treasures Continue to Serve Vital Government Role

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Preserving historic buildings is vital to understanding our nation’s heritage and respecting past generations. This is especially true in May, which is Historic Preservation Month. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is the guardian of more than 400 historic buildings...
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