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Protecting historic properties

These properties can change owners but come with many restrictions imposed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Ferrigno House, built in 1923 and donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2007, is in the Broadway-Flushing section of Queens borough, in New York. The Trust is selling the historic bungalow, but it comes with a long list of many things that a buyer cannot do to alter the property or house.

New York

BENEATH the living room's Hershey-hued oak coffers and beside its stately red-brick fireplace stood a small wooden side table, looking as old as the house itself. A sign-in sheet lay on the table, and a pile of thick, colourful folders.

Inside each folder were two thick...

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