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Places are key triggers for both individual memory, such as those very personal memories I recalled above, and collective memory, the memory shared by the larger society http://blog.preservationleadershipforum.org/2013/12/04/old-places-matter-memory/ #preservation #history

Keeping and using old places is one of the most environmentally-sound things a person or community can do—more than building or buying anything new that claims to be “green.” http://blog.preservationleadershipforum.org/2014/10/30/old-places-sustainability #whyoldplacesmatter #preservation

When I ask people why old places are important, a frequent answer is that old places provide people with a sense of continuity. But this idea of a sense of continuity, which so many people obviously feel, is not often explained. What does this sense of continuity mean, how does it tie to old places, and why is it good for people? Read more from our series: http://blog.preservationleadershipforum.org/2013/11/21/old-places-continuity #preservation #thisplacematters

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Howell Opera House: Love our time capsule 1881 Opera House in downtown Howell #oldplacesbeauty Why do old places matter? Community. pic.twitter.com/6ruJdkWAgv