Once in awhile, especially when it seems I am too often bombarded by bad news on the preservation front, I will peruse the internet for some good news in order to become re-inspired, refreshed, re-invigorated, and re-committed to this endeavor locally.
Thankfully one of my favorite blogs, Preservation Nation, easily satisfied this need, providing me with a whole host of inspiration via a series they have highlighting individuals and organizations they deem as their own “preservation heroes” each year. If you’ve got a few minutes, read about their latest 2010 winner, Tony Goldman, of New York City revitalization fame: http://blog.preservationnation.org/2011/03/08/award-winning-preservation-recognizing-and-realizing-the-potential-in-historic-neighborhoods/.
And here are more of Preservation Nation’s Preservation Heroes: http://blog.preservationnation.org/2010/11/25/giving-thanks-for-the-heroes-of-preservation/.
These people truly inspire me!