A neighborhood is not just a collection of houses in one geographic area. It’s part of the identity of those who live there. It’s a patchwork quilt of stories–to the city, state and families. It can be a source of pride and show what we value. When it comes to our protected historic neighborhoods, it says: we care so much about the history of this place, that we will provide experts to help you preserve what’s left here in the most respectful possible way. Many people in historic neighborhoods want to know everything they find out about their home and especially seek photos–not just for curiosity, but also for restoration purposes.