This Week

A weekly round-up of my favorite preservation related stories from around the web and in the news.

Ohio Family Finds Magic in Historic Indianapolis

Image via Historic Indianapolis

The Lloyd-Jones family relocated from Ohio to an historic neighborhood in Indianapolis in the 1970s. After purchasing a home on West Drive that needed a lot of love and attention, they learned that Kimball Lloyd-Jones’ grandmother had lived and married only a few blocks away from their new home!  Check out Historic Indianapolis to see more images of their beautiful house and to learn how they made it more energy efficient.

Conserving Culture and Conserving Nature

Image via Time Tells

Vince Michael on the trajectory of World Heritage Sites from monuments to natural landscapes and the pitfalls of fundraising. My summary is no match for the eloquence of his essay, so jump on over to Time Tells and check it out.

Before and After Coastline Photos

Image via ABC news

Dramatic interactive images of Sandy’s devastating effect on New Jersey’s shoreline. Click on the link and hover over each satellite photo to view the before and after comparison.

Sandy Museums and 100 Year Storms

One of my favorite bloggers, Stefla, takes a look at the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the arts community and museums as New York, New Jersey, and other East Coast cities begin to recover from the storm. Many of the world’s leading museums are dangerously close to coastlines. What can we/have we learn from Sandy?

Saving Historic Buildings by Creating New Memories

Image via This Big City

“One of the common challenges of historic preservation is how to get public buy-in to save buildings that are considered ‘difficult cases’. These are those large buildings that are thought to be too complicated to reuse, or ones that embody negative feelings from the community. One solution to overcoming these perceptions is to get people to interact with the building in new ways so they can fall in love with it. Do not wait until a traditional solution is found or restoration is complete; get people in the buildings as soon as possible to encourage the creation of new memories and attachments.”

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