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When referring to a historically significant property, do you say that it is listed “on the National Register of Historic Places” or “in the National Register of Historic Places?” Think about for a minute. Write it down. Which is your preference? Which sounds correct? Is there a correct answer? Considering how interchangeable “in” and “on” … Continue reading Preservation Grammar: “In” v. “On” the National Register
In elementary school, most of us learned that it is proper to use “an” before a word that begins in a vowel. Otherwise, use “a”. However, the English language has exceptions to every rule. This is no different. For example, “an hour” is proper as opposed to “a hour”. So why do we come across … Continue reading Preservation Grammar: An Historic or A Historic?
Previously: Historic v. Historical The grammar topic for today: affect v. effect. “Affect” and “effect” are commonly misused words, whether in relation to the preservation field or not. While the nuances of these two words can seem complex and there are instances in which both can be verbs and nouns, it is generally straightforward when … Continue reading Preservation Grammar: Affect v. Effect
The grammar topic for today: When it is correct to use “historic” or “historical”? How often do you come across “historical preservation” as opposed to “historic preservation?” I see this quite often, whether casually or in presentations. If you consider the laws and the basis for the field, the proper term is “historic” not “historical”. … Continue reading Preservation Grammar: Historic v. Historical
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Preservation in Pink turned five years old on May 28. Five years ago was the debut of the very first (short) newsletter and this blog address served only as a placeholder for newsletter issues throughout its first year. The newsletter ran for six issues, while this blog continued to develop and grow, starting as a … Continue reading Happy 5th Birthday Preservation in Pink!
Readers, if you have not been following the commentary on Monday’s post of Preservation Grammar: Historic v. Historical, I recommend you do! What started as a simple post have led to discussions on linguistics, terminology in the field, relevance to archaeology and more. Chime in; it’s fun! To those already discussing, keep it going! Thanks … Continue reading Grammar, Semantics, Theory and Tangents
Here we are at the end of 2012. I hope it’s been a great one for you. Just as we all take a look at ourselves at the end of the year to see how we’ve grown and changed, I like to do the same for PiP in order to prepare for the upcoming year. … Continue reading So Long 2012, Welcome 2013
The Village of Fort Edward is located on US Route 4 between Hudson Falls and Glens Falls in Washington County, NY. The Hudson River forms the western boundary of the town, and Delaware and Hudson Railroad (now the Canadian Pacific Railway) runs through town. Historically, Fort Edward was known for being a portage between the … Continue reading Abandoned New York: Fort Edward School