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What Leaders Are Saying About Historic Preservation...

September 10, 2003 |

“Whether you are a business that preserves a historic structure, or a family that turns a former eyesore into a wonderful gem of a home, preservation does more than just save buildings — it saves communities.”
— JENNIFER GRANHOLM, Governor of Michigan

“Like the gardens I love to cultivate, we have a responsibility to tend our communities in ways that delight our souls.”
— HELEN MILLIKEN, Former First Lady of Michigan
“Revitalizing older neighborhoods is the perfect antidote to sprawl.  States that cherish the resources they have also value the historic  properties that give their neighborhoods character and often invest in historic preservation.”
— NANCY FINEGOOD, Director, Michigan Historic Preservation Network

“Historic preservation is about perpetuating a culture that becomes a community — a unique character and setting, whether urban, rural, or suburban.”
— ROYCE YEATER, Midwest Director, National Trust for Historic Preservation

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