Jan 22nd 2020

Why do old places matter to people? What difference does it make if we save and reuse the old places in our communities? Tom Mayes, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, explores the many reasons based on his recent book, “Why Old Places Matter.” From the sense of continuity and memory, to beauty and sacredness, to sustainability and economics, Why Old Places Matter explores the sometimes surprising relationships that people have with the old places of their lives, and makes the case that saving and reusing these places is important for people’s well-being.

Tom Mayes is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is the author of many articles relating to, and has lectured widely on, preservation easements, shipwreck protection, historic house museums, accessibility, preservation public policy, and the future of historic preservation.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

$5 LI Members; $7 Public
Reservation Required.

Chicago Architecture Center,
Joan & Gary Gand Lecture Hall
111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago

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