Preservation’s Exhibit A may always be Market Square. Established in the 1850s, it was less valued in the 1950s, when some pragmatic modernization proposals called for replacing it with parking. Though its original Market House was demolished, its 30-odd buildings, most of which date before 1930, have been preserved separately, and most house successful modern businesses.

Photo by David Luttrell

Preservation’s Exhibit A may always be Market Square. Established in the 1850s, it was less valued in the 1950s, when some pragmatic modernization proposals called for replacing it with parking. Though its original Market House was demolished, its 30-odd buildings, most of which date before 1930, have been preserved separately, and most house successful modern businesses.

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