March/April 2005 Table of Contents

March/April 2005 Cover


Paso Robles Rising
A stricken California town comes back?twice.
By Gillian Klucas

Not in Our Vermont
Big-boxes for the Green Mountains?
By Richard Todd

Strawberry Plains Forever
What are conservationists doing in this old house?
By Alan Huffman


Baltimore's basilica considers razing a historic apartment building · Yikes! in Cleveland · Whether to keep a colonial replica that helped revive a Philadelphia neighborhood · Will the trustees of a Hawaii estate sell out to developers? · Transitions · Who's News

Place: Growing up by getting well, in Warm Springs, Ga.
By Susan Shreve

The Short Answer: Novelist, poet, and essayist Wendell Berry comments on the meaning and the value of community in rural America

Traveler: The Jefferson Pools, in western Virginia, offers no modern luxuries. Just the fabulous waters from two age-old springs
By Suzanne Freeman

Books: The Erie Canal fostered American commerce, and community.
By Wayne Curtis

House Rules: A historic ferry and relic of bohemia stays afloat in Sausalito, Calif. 
By Donna Peck

Back Page: Commonplace places can be the most meaningful of all 
By Dwight Young

Your Trust
Information for members and friends of the National Trust
Main Street celebrates 25 years · President's Note · Preservation Week becomes Preservation Month · Profile: new Trust Chairman Jonathan Kemper · Old stone for new wing at Skytop Lodge · Arnold Berke's NTHP