I enjoyed the chapters on preservation and I thought that the book did a great job giving concise explanations of everything and then providing relevant examples that exemplified different theories on historic preservation. When I finished chapter nine, and read that we were not going to look at chapter ten on preservationists partnering with environmental movements I was a little disappointed. I decided to read through it anyway because I found myself truly intrigued with the idea of re-purposing historical buildings. I believe that this is one of the most effective compromises between the need to preserve significant buildings and districts in our cities and towns without having wasted real estate. It also limits unnecessary urban sprawl and expansion by having the existing buildings evolve with the needs of the community. During my spring break travels I stopped at an old train depot with the facade intact, but the interior had been renovated to accommodate a Mexican Restaurant. I remembered the Starbucks discussion from the reading that mentioned adding value, and in this particular instance it went both ways. The restaurant had a great eclectic ambiance from the already existing structure and the old depot benefited from having a tenant the respected the historical value of the building and had an incentive to maintain it. I realize that there are many obstacles to maintaining a historical building or home, but it was nice to see a successful example. I would love to see more of this in Boise; there is something so compelling about blending historic architecture with newer businesses.