06 Nov This church conversion has form and function preserved
The world-wide vogue for architectural preservation has never stopped changing at any point in its long and fascinating history. Within the living memory of today’s pensioners, for example, only the mansions of our betters and the most august public monuments were popularly deemed worthy of salvation from modernity’s wrecking ball. Now, after just a few generations of consciousness-raising by heritage activists, every old warehouse, cottage, Victorian brick and Edwardian plank, and even some relics of modernism, can find numerous vocal defenders among citizens at large and in the bureaucracies of municipal and other governments.
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