Saturday, July 22, 2017

“Are Millennials the key to preservation?”

Here is more news about historic preservation from Modern Cities, two excerpts:

According to a new survey Millennials and Historic Preservation: A Deep Dive Into Attitudes and Values, nearly all (97 percent) of the nation’s largest and most diverse generation appreciate the value of historic preservation. Commissioned by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the survey reveals the salient role preservation plays in the millennial narrative and the development of communities courting this generation.

and. . .

“The report reflects what we’ve seen in cities from Los Angeles to Buffalo to Houston – that millennials prefer to live, work and play in neighborhoods with historic buildings,” said Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “The revitalization of many urban communities is being driven in large part by the influx of young people seeking authentic experiences and places with character that are found in historic neighborhoods.”

And from this blog recently:

Along with promoting historic preservation we need to take on the mis- and disinformation (e.g., by those in the press), that damages historic preservation efforts. The editor at The Palm Beach Post published this nonsense recently:

“The Gulfstream Hotel should be taken
back by the city. . .”
The City cannot take back this historic hotel — it’s private property — but thanks to the editor at
the Post how many believe our City can just take it back now?

You can better understand now the headwinds historic preservation faces. Going forward not only does the public need to be educated about historic preservation, but all the while false and misleading information is being fed the public at the same time.

On the subject of historic preservation:

There was a time the Gulfstream Hotel stood tall in our Downtown. One of many was the New Year’s Gala on January 1st, 1942.
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