Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Saving the Historic YMCA

 "It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation
 with the present over a mutual concern for the future."
 William J. Murtagh, Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America 
It's  Q Week over at ABC Wednesday, and this QUOTATION about historic preservation works well with the tremendous task of saving Alabama's first YMCA.
Touring the renovation progress with members of the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society is Selma Mayor George Evans, right. The society purchased the 1885 building and is working to stabilize it for further restoration and future use. Donations are welcome!  

Linking to ABC Wednesday and City Daily Photo Blogs 


EG CameraGirl said...

I hope the renovations go well! I approve of this project, which is so much better - to my way of thinking - than tearing it down and replacing it with something new.

Tanya Breese said...

how exciting!

photowannabe said...

I too am happy there is renovation going on and history is being preserved.
Much better than always tearing down the past.

Ann said...

Nothing better than restoring the original.

Roger Owen Green said...

preserving history is so important!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Joy said...

Looks like there is a lot of work to do but it well worth it to preserve the past and this historic building.
Joy - ABC Team