Preservation Is…

…the greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, nor in its gold. Its glory is in its Age, and in that deep sense of voicefulness, of stern watching, of mysterious sympathy… which we feel in walls that have long been washed by the passing waves of humanity.

John Ruskin, art critic, social thinker, historic preservationist

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Illustrations from the Seven Lamps of Architecture. Image via

from The Seven Lamps of Architecture

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