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Interviews:These video interviews were conducted by Ron Tanner from 2012-14. Although recording conditions varied widely, every effort has been made to secure the best quality in sound and picture. Interviews have been edited to highlight the most pertinent content.

Postings will be ongoing, beginning in earnest in 2014. New interviews will be added as time and opportunity allow, and interviewing will be ongoing in an effort to offer the widest representation of professional and amateur preservationists in America.

Please note: these interviews are offered as a public service on this website and are not intended for broadcast elsewhere. If you are interested in using all or part of an interview for educational purposes, please ask for permission via email here or use the contact page.

Video Interview Archive of American Preservationists

state city organization interviewee
Alabama Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society Katherine Mauter
  Tuscaloosa Jimeson Van de Graaf Foundation Ian Crawford
Arizona Florence Florence Preservation Foundation Bonnie Beriola
  Florence Florence Main Street Program Jennifer Evans
  Phoenix Arizona Preservation
Foundation
James McPherson
  Phoenix business owner Michael Levine
  Phoenix Modern Phoenix
Network
Alison King
  Scottsdale Talliesin West
Frank Lloyd Wright
Foundation
Fred Prozzillo
  Scottsdale Talleisin West Arnold Roy
  Tempe Tempe Historic Preservation Foundation Woody Wilson
Arkansas Blythedale business owner Pam Blankenship
  Eureka Springs Quigley's Castle Debby Quigley Smith
  Eureka Springs The
Crescent Hotel
Elise Roenigk
  Little Rock Preservation Arkansas Vanessa McKuin
  Little Rock Quapaw Quarter Association Rhea Roberts
  Little Rock Studio Main Mason Ellis
California Berkeley Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Susan Cerny
  Eureka Blue Ox Millworks Eric Hollenbeck
  Eureka homeowner Greg Debacker
  Eureka homeowner Ron and
  Half Moon Bay homeowner Ken and Sally Coverdell
  Los Angeles The Los Angeles
Conservancy
Linda Dishman
  Los Angeles Project Restore Kevin Jew
  Los Angeles L.A. City Hall Kevin Jew
  San Francisco homeowner Gail Baugh and
Jim Warshell
  San Francisco California Preservation Foundation Cindy Heitzman
  San Jose Preservation Action Council Brian Grayson
  San Jose Naglee Park April Halberstadt
  San Jose homeowner  
  Sonoma The Sonoma League for Historic Preservation Patricia Cullinan
Colorado Denver Historic Denver John Olsen
  Denver Saving Places Conference Nicole Moore
Connecticut Stonington homeowner Leslie McGrath and Bill Taylor
Florida Tampa Tampa Preservation, Inc. Rebecca Clarke
  Tampa historic preservation architect Stephanie Ferrell
Georgia Atlanta Atlanta Preservation Center Boyd Coons
  Atlanta The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Mark McDonald
  Atlanta homeowner Elaine Luxemberger
  Macon Historic Macon Josh Rogers
  Macon homeowner Carey Pickard
  Savannah The Savannah School of Art and Design Bob Dickensheets
  Savannah The Savannah School of Art and Design Jeff Eley
  Savannah Davenport House Museum Jamie Credle
Illinois Bloomington homeowner Dawn Peters and Diana Krieg
  Chicago The Congress for the New Urbanism John Norquist
  Chicago Preservation Chicago Jonathan Fine
  Chicago Historic Chicago Bungalow Association Faith Rackow
  Normal homeowner Curtis White
  Quincy homeowner Charles Rollins and Riddel Noble
Kansas Kansas City Historic Kansas City Foundation Amanda Crawley
  Kansas City homeowner Jeff Zumsteg
Kentucky Louisville homeowner Jerry Mayo
  Louisville Inn at the Park Herb Warren
  Louisville homeowner Gary Kleier
Louisianna Baton Rouge Foundation for Historical Louisianna Carolyn Bennett
  Baton Rouge homeowner Erin Brush
  New Orleans Preservation Resource center Patricia Gay
  New Orleans homeowner Cassandra Sharpe and
Rich Look

Maryland Baltimore Maryland Preservation  
  Baltimore homeowner  
  Baltimore    
  Baltimore homeowner  
Massachusetts Boston    
  Marblehead homeowner Betsy Hoffman Hundahl
  Gloucester homeowner Andrew Spindler
  Worcester Preservation Worcester Deborah Packard
Michigan Detroit Pewabic Pottery Barbara Sido
Mississippi Hattiesburg homeowner Red Bailey
  Hattiesburg Historic Conservation Commission Michelle Heidelberg
  Hattiesburg Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association Web Heidelberg
  Oxford Historic Preservation Commission Julie Spears
  Oxford Historic Preservation Commission Jeff Asti
Missouri Saint Louis Landmarks Association of Saint Louis Andrew Weil
  Saint Louis Landmarks Association of Saint Louis Ryan Reed
Montana Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization Teresa Doty
  Butte Quarry Brewery Chuck¬†and Lyza¬†Schnabel
New Mexico Albuquerque City of Albuquerque Planning Dept. Ed Boles
  Albuquerque City of Albuquerque Planning Dept. Maryellen Hennessy
  Albuquerque City of Albuquerque Planning Dept. Petra Morris
  Santa Fe Cornerstones Community Partnerships Robin Jones
  Santa Fe Cornerstones Community Partnerships Jake Barrow
  Santa Fe Historic Santa Fe Foundation Elaine Bergman
  Tucumcari Route 66 Motel Kathy Fulton
New York      
North Carolina Asheville    
  Charlotte    
  Raleigh Preservation
North Carolina
Myrick Howard
  Winston-Salem    
  Winston-Salem homeowner Alan Mayo
Ohio Cincinntti Cincinnati Preservation Association Paul Muller
  Cincinnati The Rauh House Emily Rauh Pultizer
  Cincinnati the Antique Boat Center Louis Rauh
  Cincinnati American Sign Museum Tod Swormstedt
  Cleveland student Amelia Caldwell
  Cleveland student Christina Lincoln
  Cleveland Cleveland Restoration Society Kathleen Crowther
  Cleveland Cleveland Restoration Society Michael Fleenor
  Columbus German Village Society Shiloh Toderov
  Columbus homeowner Jan and John Clark
  Columbus    
Oregon Portland the Historic Preservation League of Oregon Peggy Moretti
  Portland homeowner Colin Roberts
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks  
  Philadelphia Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
  Philadelphia    
  Pittsburgh August Wilson house Jeff Slack
  Pittsburgh Preservation Pittsburgh  
  Pittsburgh Young Preservationists Association Dan Holland
  Pittsburgh homeowner Keith Cohran
  Pittsburgh architectural historian Carol Peterson
  Pittsburgh the Negro Opera House Dawn Turner
  Pittsburgh student Diondre Simmons
  Pittsburgh Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour Sylvia McCoy
  York Historic York  
South Carolina Charleston    
  Charleston    
  Charleston    
  Columbia Historic Columbia Foundation Robin Waites
Tennessee Memphis Memphis Heritage June West
  Memphis architect John Griffith
  Nashville Historic Nashville Robbie Jones
  Nashville Historic Nashville Michelle Wyllie
Utah Ogden Pengree Mansion Chris Barton
  Ogden homeowner PJ and Lydia Gravis
Virginia Richmond Historic Richmond  
Washington Seattle Historic Seattle Kathleen Brooker
  Seattle Documomo WEWA Eugenia Woo
  Seattle historic houseboat community Jan McFarland
  Seattle Washington Hall Dana Phelan
Wisconsin Milwaukee Historic Milwaukee Anna-Marie Opgenorth
West Virginia      


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