The Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation and restoration of Burlington, Iowa's architectural resources through education, action, and advocacy.

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Preservation is a Good Thing!

Historic preservation provides many benefits to our community:

Protects irreplaceable structuresPromotes livable neighborhoodsIncreases property valuesProvides affordable housingConserves natural resourcesStimulates economic growthFosters pride in communityFounded in 1993, the Heritage Trust supports historic preservation in our community through Education, Action, and Advocacy.

Education

Spreading the word about preservation is crucial to fostering an appreciation of our wealth of historic architecture. Educational initiatives include:

Old house seminars for owners wishing to learn more about restoring their historic properties.Informational programs on topics such as Sears catalogue houses and local architects.Donation of preservation-related materials to the Burlington Public Library.The annual Tour of Homes, giving visitors a close-up look at some of Burlingtons treasures.Action

The Heritage Trust has taken a lead role in a number of high profile historic preservation activities:

Adaptive reuse of the former St. Patricks Church as Hibernia Hall. Once named to Iowas Most Endangered Historic Sites list, the building has a new life as a community rental facility.Financial support of local restoration projects such as the Capitol Theater and Crapo Parks Curly Q slide.Preservation Station, the Trusts architectural salvage operation. Historic building materials are rescued and sold for reuse in the program, which has received statewide awards.Advocacy

We encourage the restoration and reuse of historic buildings through:Public support for the preservation of local historic structures.Pledging outright grants for high profile preservation cases.

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The Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation and restoration of Burlington, Iowa's architectural resources through education, action, and advocacy.

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