TO SAVE OR NOT TO SAVE: HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN NEW JERSEY - JUSTIFICATIONS, HINDERANCES, FUTURE

Author: 

Brian Uzdavinis

The concept evokes images of wealthy older women sitting well postured on horse-hair-stuffed settees in the parlor of some Victorian mansion, just one among a lengthy strip of painted ladies standing demurely along a shady, tree-lined street. A fire crackles in the background, a Victrola plays, lace lies everywhere. They discuss the horrid color their new neighbors have slapped over the Dutch Colonial just up the way, chiming, “Just wait until the mayor hears.” Outside the front door hangs a plaque asserting that so-and-so lived here during the Civil War. For some this may seem quaint, but it no longer sets the context for more modern approaches to historic preservation. View More