Cass Gilbert Society



National Trust Conference Report

Over 2,000 participants attended the National Trust Conference in Saint Paul, October 2-6, 2007, some from as far away as Guam. A lively mix of field sessions, workshops, plenary sessions, and receptions, provided a diverse picture of the Twin Cities and current historic preservation trends.

The Cass Gilbert Society poster session, Preserving the Work of Cass Gilbert, on display in the exhibit hall was well received. Society members also served as volunteers on the Candlelight House Tour on Summit Avenue, particularly at the University Club, designed by architects Reed and Stem, and the Lightner House, 318 Summit Avenue, designed by Cass Gilbert.

Gilbert’s work elicited many favorable comments from tour participants, who enjoyed a splendid October evening as they strolled from house to house.

Photo Documentary on West Street Building restoration in New York City

Work began upon its designation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission at the building's centennial anniversary. After 90% of the restoration had been completed, the side facing the World Trade Center twin towers was severely damaged on Sept. 11, 2001. See the website. - New York website documenting news and alerts for "Historic Preservation and Environmental Protection Organizations".