Vote for our treasures
First Church of Christ, Scientist, school wing (photo: Daniella Thompson 2004)
Partners in Preservation is a $10 million, five-year commitment to historic preservation that will increase public awareness of the importance of historic preservation in the United States and around the world. This commitment will help protect historic and cultural landmarks and will strengthen local communities. It is a joint effort between American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the World Monuments Fund.
This year, the Partners in Preservation initiative is focusing on the Bay Area. Twenty-five resources (including seven in the East Bay) have been chosen to compete for award money. The three Berkeley resources in the running are the First Church of Christ, Scientist, the Berkeley City Club, and the Tilden Park Carousel.
Who decides on the award winners? You and the rest of the voting public. All you have to do is register. Its free. Then vote for any resource of your choice as often as once a day until 31 October.
Rankings change daily. Your repeated voting can influence results, so vote late or early, but vote often.