Enemies of historic preservation often like to paint the whole process of preservation as some giant freeze. Like a rigid, lifeless crystal; an entire community is literally frozen in time without movement, without emotion and without any hope of progress.
If this was true, there wouldn’t be 4400 historic districts in the United States with more being added all the time.
Historic preservation is a guidepost to an exciting future.
The best way I can show its enthusiasm, energy and future prosperity; is to reveal my vision for Newburyport. Other preservationists in town may not be as extensive in their vision but they haven’t necessarily had the time or the will to look at the positive affects throughout our community.
As I continually indicate, Newburyport has had three great eras: The Romantic Era, The Industrial Era and the Promotional Era. Though we have a shrinking minority that insists on returning to the industrial, our hearts and minds should be focused on today’s reality. EVERYTHING IN NEWBURYPORT IS ABOUT PROMOTION.
Therefore, our vision is focused on such.
For those too blind to understand the huge field of historic preservation with its benefits, the history and the many “how to’s” of accomplishing it plus the powerful economic engine of heritage real estate and tourism – please check the website – it is there next to my name for all to see. (Even those who see darkly can even see it.)