Tuesday, August 4, 2009
DEGAS HOUSE HONORED BY FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY
For over a quarter-century the French Heritage Society (FHS) has championed historic preservation and brought new life to France's historic buildings, supported restoration work in New York at the French Consulate and, significantly, aided New Orleans during the recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
Saving a city means saving the people, of course, and rebuilding homes; but it also requires a strong effort to save the history, too. Degas House, therefore, is grateful to FHS for the honorary plaque (above), the first of its kind awarded to any building in the United States.