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Hisp 200 3/8/10 Week 7 Assignment Significance is a word used widely to describe the importance both personally and universally. This way of measuring is the prized tool in the field of historic preservation. In Randall Mason’s Fixing Historic Preservation: A Constructive Critique of “Significance,” he discusses how significance has a major impact when it comes to finding a place to preserve. As stated by Mason, “A ‘statement of significance’ gathers together all the reasons why a building or place should be preserved, why its meaningful or useful, and what aspect requires most urgent protection” (Mason, Pg. 64). It is clear that taking into account these aspects are important when finding a place worth preserving. While previous methods of defining significance were more narrow, now more progressive uses of ‘significance’ have started to come about such as instead of just preserving material fabric, it is more important to preserve its importance that gives it meaning. This point is one that should be taken heavily into account when deciding the significance of something because its not enough to preserve something that is aesthetically
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course HISP 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Maryland.

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