November/December 2008 Table of Contents

November/December
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Features

Return of a Grande Dame
After a multimillion-dollar renovation that removed decades of grime, Chicago's historic Palmer House sparkles once again 
By Jonathan Eig  

Plus: Two other dramatic hotel transformations

Online Extra: From Minneapolis offices to boutique hotel

Walking the Line
In search of Mason, Dixon, and the boundary that changed America 
By Eric Wills  

Online Extra: Follow the footsteps of Mason and Dixon

Save America's Treasures
For 10 years an innovative partnership has helped preserve the nation's historic monuments, objects, and documents 
By Krista Walton and Fiona Lawless  

Online Extra: National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations Rates Hotspots 

Online Extra: Our reviews of Galena, Ill., Santa Fe, N.M., Ashland, Ore., Lancaster, Pa., and Charleston, S.C.

Departments

Editor's Note 

President's Note

Letters

Your Trust
National Preservation Awards  • Arnold Berke's Trust Me • In Memoriam • Does Boom Mean Bust?

Reporter
Miami Marine Stadium • Making a Difference: the Barn Lady • Transitions

Traveler: My Seattle

Books 
What We're Reading: L.A. Modern, The Houses of Greenwich Village 

The Back Page: Unloved Brutalist Landmarks