Saving Cambridge: Historic Preservation in America's Innovation City

An exploration of the history of the preservation movement in Cambridge

Saving Cambridge: Historic Preservation in America's Innovation City edited by Heli Meltsner, Michael Kenney, Gavin Kleespies, and Jasmine Laietmark

182 pages (softcover), ©2013, $25

Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been a national leader in historic preservation. In the early twentieth century, prominent families banded together to ensure the preservation of national landmarks. By the end of the century, the city had established legal precedents through the creation of tools like the Demolition Delay Ordinance. The Cambridge Historical Society gathered a distinguished panel of architects, historians, planners, and journalists to examine the evolution of the preservation movement in our city.

 

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