Saving Cambridge: Historic Preservation in America's Innovation City edited by Heli Meltsner, Michael Kenney, Gavin Kleespies, and Jasmine Laietmark
182 pages (softcover), ©2013, $25 Available November 13th
Cambridge has been a national leader in historic preservation. In the early twentieth century, prominent families banded together to ensure the preservation of national landmarks. By the end of the century, the city had established legal precedents through the creation of tools like the Demolition Delay Ordinance. The Cambridge Historical Society examines the evolution of the preservation movement in our city.