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Mod Betty is Blogging for the National Trust For Historic Preservation – Busy Miss Lizzie!

Posted on: October 15, 2013

Just a quick little bit of good news from Mod B – for the month of October I’ve been asked to contribute to  PreservationNation  – the blog of the National Trust for Historic Preservation– whee!

Retro Roadmap  on PreservationNation / The National Trust for Historic Preservation blog

I’m literally a card carrying member of the NTHP, so I could not be more thrilled with this wonderful opportunity to share the “Retro Roadmap worthy” places we all love, with their wider preservation-minded audience.

Texas Tavern PreservationNation Blog - Retro Roadmap

My topic for the month is “Lunch Counters” and if all goes well I’m hoping to share more of the kinds of places we love so much on their blog in the future!

Retro Roadmap  Eisenberg s Sandwich Shop in NYC  The Flatiron District’s Lunch Tradition Since 1929     PreservationNation Blog

Retro Roadmap  Chick   Ruth s Delly  A Family Affair in Annapolis  Md.     PreservationNation Blog

My final Lunch Counter Post:

Retro Roadmap  Hinkle s Pharmacy in Columbia  Pa.  Serving Sodas and Snacks Since 1893     PreservationNation Blog

This may sound a bit sappy, but we’re coming up on the 3 year anniversary of when my dad passed away. I’m hoping if he were here to see this he’d be proud of me. And maybe where he is now, he is smiling.

Beth Lennon  Author at PreservationNation Blog Archive   PreservationNation Blog

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  • Of course your dad would be very proud of you!
    I’m really loving the series.

    • Thank You Lizzie – I hope so! And I’m glad you like the series, wish I had more time to write more, but there are only so many hours in the day 🙂

  • Jen

    I’ve seen your posts too and kept meaning to come over here and say congrats, so…congrats!

    • Thank you hon! It’s a big thrill for sure!

  • janet

    Learning cool new things and paying more attention to the retro cool old things thanks to you!!
    You are definitely making your dad smile ; )

  • Congratulations! I love the National Trust AND lunch counters. Here’s one in Chapel Hill that’s been around since 1923. It’s at the end of this post:

    And from a historical perspective, the lunch counter at the Woolworths in Greensboro, NC was where the sit-ins started that sparked Woolworths to integrate its lunch counters. It’s preserved in place at the International Civil Rights Museum.

    Please let me know if you need any pics of it.



    • Thanks for the links! Definitely adding to my list. And the historic significance of the Woolworths lunch counter is not lost on me for sure. Thanks Michael!