"Historic preservationists are ultimately interested in the preservation of communities. We believe that by honoring the past – by protecting the key buildings and landscapes of our communities, telling their stories, and keeping them in use – we build a more sustainable and just world. Without the evidence of the past, and without examples of past achievements in architecture, our cities and towns would be lifeless. Even as we build for today, we must maintain continuity with the past."
Max Page, Professor of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst