It’s National Preservation Month! What’s the point of historic preservation anyway? 🤔 Here’s one philosophy we can get behind!
If our mood can be affected by momentarily visiting a place, imagine how that same place can shape a person over a lifetime.
Preservation isn’t about house museums and building huggers and what vice president slept where. It’s about upholding standards. It’s about recognizing those that came before us. It’s about honoring quality materials and craftsmanship. It’s about tourism, real estate values and a strong tax base. It’s about beauty and being marketable. It’s about having space to attract successful, well run businesses. It’s about fostering a sense of civic pride.
- Jeff Siegler, Revitalize, or Die.