Preservation Is….

The preservation movement is not the acting out of a desire to live in the past; rather, it is an attempt to fashion our world, at least in part, from the world that was fashioned for us. A society needs that continuous harmony in order to see itself as an extension of – and improvement upon – that which came before. ‘Preservation, is thoughtful evolution.’

-Ann Hassett, first director of Louisville’s Historic Landmarks and Preservation District Commission

St. James Court was saved from demolition by the Landmarks Commission under Hassett’s leadership. Image via Steve Snedeker.

quote via  Preservation Louisville


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