January/February 2005 Table of Contents

Jan/Feb 2005 Big


Green Pastures
Can a church, a land trust, and the memory of a famous racehorse save Seabiscuit's ranch?
By James Conaway

The Art of Survival
An incalculably precious national resource, Nine Mile Canyon, is threatened in Utah.
By Reed Karaim

A Marvelous Harvest
Book by book, the Buildings of the United States series is painting the nation's architectural portrait.
By Arnold Berke



Development threatens graffiti in Los Angeles · Hemingway's Cuban house is falling apart · Turning a St. Louis cement plant into an artsy theme park · Yikes! · Transitions · Who's News

A house on Maryland's Eastern Shore reveals its many secrets, once the clutter of two centuries is stripped away.
By Adam Goodheart

The Short Answer
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns ponders disunities, regional traits, and history.

Two adventurous Frenchmen arrived on the Great Plains in the 1880s, with dreams of ruling the cattle industry.
By David Laskin

Exploring the quarters where America's literary greats took shelter to write
By Robert Wilson

House Rules
Newlyweds revive a disused Chicago church by making it home.
By Luba Vangelova

Back Page
Good building today is a sound investment for tomorrow.
By Dwight Young

Your Trust
Information for members and friends of the National Trust
Trust announces new insurance entity · Hart Family Fund for Small Towns established · President's Note · Teaching the teachers at Trust sites · D.C. school restored · Arnold Berke's NTHP