Category Archives: Preservation

The Practice of Cultural Preservation

If the works by Hurley and Stanton tell us anything, it is that when districts are preserved, they become sites for historical production – what Milton Singer describes as “cultural performance.” (see Stanton, 21) This may seem obvious – well, … Continue reading

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Beyond Preservation

This was an interesting book in many regards. I felt that the reminder how important the prevention of gentrification is was important. Urban renewal projects unfortunately have too often the attachment of destroying the socio-economic situation of a neighborhood and … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation: Buildings AND Businesses

Andrew Hurley, in Beyond Preservation, examines the valuable interplay between public history and historic preservation in urban communities. Using case studies to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of this dynamic, he proves that community involvement and interpretation are necessary to the … Continue reading

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Preservation of Battlefields This articles reappeared on my facebook feed yesterday and since we had discussions about Civil War museums and Stone Mountain a few times on the blog so far, I thought it was worth sharing a successful preservation story. The Civil … Continue reading

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Amtrak and Heritage Tourism

This was a fascinating article I heard the other day on NPR and I wanted to share it because I feel like it not only relates to this week’s reading, but also to some of the historical aspects we’ve been … Continue reading

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How House Museums Are Squaring Don’t Touch With Interactive Audiences | KUNC

How House Museums Are Squaring Don’t Touch With Interactive Audiences | KUNC.

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Reading about Lowell and it’s attempts to revitalize the postindustrial community of Lowell reminded me of one of Atlanta’s own revitalization projects happening just down the road from my neighborhood: the Ponce City Market. The Ponce City Market is the … Continue reading

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