Preservation Is…

As for really new ideas of any kind—no matter how ultimately profitable or otherwise successful some of them might prove to be—there is no leeway for such chancy trial, error, and experimentation in the high-overhead economy of new construction… Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.

-Jane Jacobs, author, urbanist, historic preservationist


Storage for BrokeSpoke Community Bike Shop at The Breadbox in Lexington, KY. The Breadbox, located in the former Rainbo Bread factory, also houses West Sixth Brewery Company, Cricket Press, Food Chain, the Roller Girls of Central Kentucky, Magic Beans Coffee Roasters, artists studios and more. Lots of new ideas in one old building.

from The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Chapter 10: “The Need for Aged Buildings”


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