American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have partnered to give a Boston property a grant: and you choose the grantee. Vote online for your favorite landmark. The frontrunner is the Paragon Carousel in Nantasket Beach, between Boston and Cape Cod. Included is the Louisa May Alcott house, a personal favorite. Vote Early and Often!
Why your vote counts
American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have selected twenty-five places of historic, cultural and aesthetic significance in Greater Boston as participants for the 2009 Partners in Preservation program.
From April 14 – May 17, 2009, you have the opportunity to cast one vote each day online for the historic places that you care about. At the end of the voting period, the site with the most votes is guaranteed funding for their requested project (maximum amount of $100,000 per site) from a total of $1 million that American Express will give away to support the preservation of historic places in Greater Boston.
Your votes also will help American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and an Advisory Committee comprised of Greater Boston community leaders determine how best to distribute the rest of the $1 million in preservation grants. The voting results, along with each historic place’s preservation and monetary needs, will be considered.
Partners in Preservation encourages you to learn more about the 25 eligible historic places below and to vote early and often from April 14 – May 17, 2009.