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2014 Minnesota Preservation Award Winners

Grant County Courthouse

Below are our 2014 Minnesota Preservation Award Winners. These projects and preservation stewards were honored at our 30th annual awards ceremony on September 25th, 2014, held at the elegant Union Depot in St. Paul. Congratulations! The Donaldson Mansion  The Donaldson Mansion on Mount Curve Ave in Minneapolis was completed in 1907 for Lawrence S. Donaldson […]

We’re headed to Ely…


…and not just to see the wolves. We’re thrilled to announce that the Ely Community Center Foundation has contracted with us to assist them in their efforts to revitalize the Ely Community Center. In the coming months, the Ely Public Library will be vacating the Ely Community Center for a new space in town. While […]

Lowertown Art Exhibition


Through our partnership with Sherman Associates on the Rayette Lofts project in Lowertown – we were asked to compile artwork highlighting the historic character in and around Lowertown. We worked closely with Sherman Associates to help them more efficiently utilize the State Historic Tax Credit when they began the rehabilitation and conversion of the Rayette Building […]

2014 Upper Mississippi Main Street Conference

October 21-23, 2014 Convention Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin Conference Hotel: Downtown Radisson Register Online DRAFT Conference Agenda October 21st 8 – 10 PM: Evening Reception with cash bar, snacks October 22nd 8:30 AM: Welcome & Opening Remarks – LaCrosse Mayor Tim Kabat 8:45-9:45 AM: Keynote Speaker – PPS, Cynthia Nikitin 9:45-10:00 AM: Break 10:00-11:00: Session […]

Downtown Business Showcases Historic Renovation…and Motorcycle Accessories!

August 19, 2014 Shakopee, Minnesota – A new downtown destination is open for businesses in a newly renovated building after hosting their Grand Opening celebration earlier this month. Inessa Hansen, owner of OneSexyBikerChick’s For the Journey Emporium, committed a lot of thought and energy into the restoration of the former Auto Parts service store at […]

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): A tool for preservation

Example of an ADU found in a NE Portland neighborhood.

Minneapolis is growing. For the first time since the 1970s, the population has reached more than 400,000 people, and folks are struggling to find places to live. There’s a lot of economic pressure to demolish old homes and develop apartment buildings and condominiums to make space for these new residents. This influx of people threatens […]

Coming Soon: The LynLake Brewery!

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We reached out to one of the guys behind the very exciting LynLake Brewery, which is slated to open in October of this year in the former Lyndale Theater (2934 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis). Mark Anderson, Co-Founder, and President at Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, was willing to answer some questions and talk through some of their […]

PAM’s List of the 10 Best Historic Staycation Hotspots this Summer!

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#10 Lake Mille Lacs Sights to see: Father Hennepin State Park and Mille Lacs Indian Museum Food and drink: Muggs of Mille Lacs and Farm Market Cafe, LLC #9 Itasca State Park Sights to see: Red Pine Trail (see more at Friends of the Red Pine Trails) and Mississippi Headwaters Hostel (which is listed on the National Register!). Additionally, this area is known for […]

Dubuque, Iowa: Economic Value through Historic Preservation

Caradco Lofts

The Historic Millwork District Master Plan, approved in 2009, provides exemplary solutions in historic preservation, parking requirements, and environmental standards, all now rewarding the city of Dubuque, Iowa with economic development…. ….Today, with projects such as the Millwork Plan in place, Dubuque enjoys a low 3.5 percent unemployment rate, with a new creative district emerging […]

PAM Sponsored Trip to Conservationist Retreats in Northern Minnesota

Two of our dedicated board members have an exciting excursion planned in Northern Minnesota to visit the retreats of Sig Olson and Ernest Oberholtzer! This 3 day trip, scheduled for June 20th-22nd, 2014 will visit Ely, International Falls, Rainy Lake and Mallard Island. Cost is a $150 non-refundable deposit and details are as follows: Friday […]