The Conversation, “Remembering America’s Lost Buildings” (August 31, 2017) on historic preservation: Unfortunately, all cannot be salvaged. Preservation efforts must be galvanized; they require mobilization, time and resources. We reached out to five architecture professors and posed the following question: What’s one American structure you wish had been saved?
While their responses vary – from an unassuming home nestled in the suburbs of Boston to a monument of 19th-century wealth and glamour – none of the structures could resist the tides of decay, development and discrimination. . . . Read more in The Conversation, including Kevin Murphy’s article on the Rachel Raymond House, Belmont, Massachusetts. Murphy is Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and professor/chair of the History of Art department.