Modern. Preservation. Advocacy.

    Featured Initiative: Students & Young Professionals


    What is CONTINUUM? It’s about recognizing that history is not stagnant and significance doesn’t stop at a certain point. It’s about building an ethic of awareness targeted at protecting tomorrow’s past – those places that may not yet be ‘historic’ by the traditional standard but are part of the same continuum that define our communities and our built environment. And, it’s about the continuum of preservationists, historians, and activists that will engage history and lead the future of the movement. Learn More.

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    Endangered Places & Saved Spaces
    Advocacy is a powerful tool. So is the ability to learn from a success or a loss. That’s why at RPPN we understand that advocacy doesn’t end when a building is saved or lost. It’s a continual process, learning and strengthening approaches; coming together over shared experiences; celebrating when a piece of our recent heritage is saved; and engaging the lessons learned from a loss.
    MidCentury Modern Banks
    The bank – perhaps the most iconic modernist structure of any town. At RPPN, we’ve got most definitive guide to modern bank architecture available. From banking history, to profiles of architects, designers and builders, to a library of historic and current photographs, this unparalleled resource serves as a national context for those commercial icons that permeate our towns. Learn More.
    In Your State
    We’re a national network but we’re grassroots. After all, action and education are strongest at the local level. As such, we’re committed to embracing our local networks and providing accessible information where it matters most. Through our State Representatives program, we provide portals for all things recent past in each state, connecting you to the things that matter most to you.