There are a bunch of preservationists who’ve been visiting Birmingham since Saturday and tomorrow they want to show you what they’ve learned. Tne National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street Birmingham have been conducting the current Preservation Leadership Training session in downtown’s Historic 4th Avenue Business District focusing on the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge. Participants will use what they’ve learned in workshops, lectures, tours, team projects and role playing to develop plans for rehabilitating the building. You may want to venture over to the Lodge tomorrow (Friday) evening at 5:30 p.m. as the proposals are presented for what can be done to best preserve and use this historic structure.
If you want an idea of what some of the attendees are thinking about their visit and their experiences, check out this post on the Trust’s official blog courtesy of Dr. Kimberly Ellis of Pittsburgh’s Historic Hill Initiative.
Photo: Alabama Life neon sign on Lodge building. acnatta/Flickr