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"Preservation Detroit is Detroit’s oldest and largest architectural preservation organization. As the first Detroit recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Honor Award, we have been working to honor Detroit’s rich architectural heritage since 1975. Over the last three decades, the scope of Preservation Detroit has grown to encompass the entire city, from historic homes to skyscrapers to sites of cultural significance. Please join us to ensure that Detroit’s history is protected and celebrated for generations to come.

Our Mission
The mission of PD is to preserve, promote, and protect the neighborhoods and buildings that define the unique character of Detroit.

Vision Statement
We promote the preservation and revitalization of Detroit’s built environment through our historic rehabilitation workshops, feasibility studies and research of historic structures.

We promote awareness of Detroit’s past and current achievements through tours, lectures, publications and full-time accessibility to the media.

We advocate for protection  of the built environment through effective real estate policies, code development and enforcement, holistic urban planning, and enlightened taxation policies."


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