Preserve Our Past is a not-for-profit organization of citizens interested in preserving architecturally significant buildings within the City of Little Falls.
POP was formed in the spring of 2004, when the future of the Titus Sheard Second Empire home at the top of Burke Park was found to be seriously endangered. Our organization was successful in focusing the attention of the city on the Sheard House through publicity and a petition signing campaign. The logo for POP is a portion of the decorative elements from the Sheard House porch railing.
Preserve Our Past has the education of the citizenry of Little Falls as one of its primary goals, and to that end publishes articles in the newspaper that focuses on a particular architectural style, using local examples.
Preserve Our Past gives a “Certificate of Recognition” each year to an individual or business that has demonstrated a dedication to preserving a significant property, thereby encouraging the community to value its buildings.
Membership is open to everyone who is supportive of our goals as presented in our mission statement…
Our Mission at POP…
To serve as the recognized source of information, awareness, education and advocacy in order to preserve and protect the unique architecture of the City of Little Falls.
We seek to Preserve the history of architecturally important properties within the City of Little Falls; Protect the unique and endangered architectural character of historic properties through a variety of methods, including restoration; Provide awareness and education for the community on the history of the City of Little Falls, and on the value and methods of historic preservation; assistance and guidance to current historic homeowners, and to future homeowners of historic property; Promote participation of all City of Little Falls residents, former and current, and other interested parties in the life of a vital city with a vast array of diverse architectural properties.
THE FUTURE OF OUR CITY IS IN OUR PAST