January/February 2007 Table of Contents

January/February 2007


Mission Impossible?

A 2003 earthquake left California's San Miguel Arcángel mission fragile and vulnerable. The effort to save it is a battle against politics, nature, and time.

By Christopher Hall

Behind the Glass

Architect Philip Johnson's home in Connecticut becomes a National Trust for Historic Preservation historic site.

By Paul Goldberger

The Restoration of the Light

Baltimore's basilica, a neoclassical masterpiece by Benjamin Latrobe, gets an illuminating makeover.

By Eve M. Kahn


  • Reporter

    Saarinen's Bell Labs building saved - An Alabama church that was a civil rights landmark stands empty - Paterson, N.J., promotes its industrial core as a national park - Transitions - Who's News

  • Place

    Though now faded and distant, a house in Panama remains vibrant in a writer's mind and her work.

    By Cristina Henríquez

  • Traveler

    Vancouver's Stanley Park offers the visitor moments of transcendence, and a few lessons in unfussy preservation.

    By James Conaway

  • Books

    A novel has Il Duce building the ultimate monument—to himself.

    By Diane Cole; short reviews by Lawrence Hurley and Stephanie Joy Smith

  • The Back Page

    Bestowing awards rewards us all.

    By Dwight Young

    Your Trust

    Information for members and friends of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

    Replica of Lincoln desk debuts at Lincoln Cottage ·  President's Note · The fight to save Ground Zero's survivors' staircase ·