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Section II, “Architectural and Historical Context and Significance” of the of the Historic Structure Report on the American Legation in Tangier, Morocco is now available on Archnet. You can find it by going to the the page for TALIM and … Continue reading
According to the Secretary of State, the Tangier American Legation is the preeminent “Culturally Significant Property.” But we symbolize much more: engagement with the Arab, Muslim, and African worlds, starting during the American Revolution.
An American friend of the Legation helps restore a set of hand-carved cedar doors.
Cultural diplomat, communicator, manager, at ease in academic circles – yes, all these are required of the Legation director – and more: the ability to manage the permanent construction site that the maintenance and restoration of a historic building entail.
Secretary of State John Kerry recalls that Tangier is home to the oldest US diplomatic property, the American Legation.
The Tangier American Legation – the only remaining witness to earliest days of American diplomacy in the Arab world – urgently needs restoration.
American architect Cloe Erickson works to save Morocco’s vanishing rural heritage, often hidden in the high valleys of the Atlas Mountains.
When you have a two-century old building, you better devote resources to keeping it from falling down.
The Tangier American Legation Pavilion; photo by Elizabeth Gill Lui Though it is emblematic of the entire institution, the Pavilion was the last of the historic Legation buildings erected in this collection of structures built around and over pedestrians-only … Continue reading