Popular Historic Preservation Books

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Recording Historic Structures Recording Historic Structures (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as historic-preservation)
avg rating 3.70 — 23 ratings — published 1989
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Murder On The House (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, #3) Murder On The House (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, #3)
by (shelved 2 times as historic-preservation)
avg rating 4.03 — 2,769 ratings — published 2012
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The Architecture of Happiness The Architecture of Happiness (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as historic-preservation)
avg rating 3.83 — 13,120 ratings — published 2006
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The U.S. Life-Saving Service The U.S. Life-Saving Service (Paperback)
by (shelved 1 time as historic-preservation)
avg rating 3.83 — 13 ratings — published 1996
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At Home by Bill BrysonHistoric Preservation by Norman TylerThe Architecture of Happiness by Alain de BottonThe Island at the Center of the World by Russell ShortoCityscapes by John  King
Built Heritage
42 books — 4 voters
Detroit by Charlie LeDuffMiddlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesDetroit Noir by E.J. OlsenDetroit City Is the Place to Be by Mark BinelliConey Detroit by Katherine Yung
Detroit
112 books — 28 voters

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“Do we allow unlimited visitation, or do we restrict numbers to protect a delicate ecosystem? Do we heavily advertise the park, enticing paying visitors, generating needed money for Idaho's park department, or do we sacrifice financial benefits to better preserve natural ones? Do we log diseased trees, interfering with nature, or do we allow trees to rot and fall, possibly endangering lives? Do we inexpensively repair historic structures, or do we meticulously restore them? Do we maintain this park as closely as possible to the condition in which Idaho received it, or do we develop it for multiple uses; allow overnight visitors; permit all-terrain vehicles; provide paths for those unable to navigate unpaved trails?”
Mary E. Reed, Harriman: From Railroad Ranch to State Park

Bill Bryson
“[Traveling] makes you realize what an immeasurably nice place much of America could be if only people possessed the same instinct for preservation as they do in Europe. You would think the millions of people who come to Williamsburg every year would say to each other, "Gosh, Bobbi, this place is beautiful. Let's go home to Smellville and plant lots of trees and preserve all the fine old buildings." But in fact that never occurs to them. They just go back and build more parking lots and Pizza Huts.”
Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

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