“There may have been a time when preservation was about saving an old building here or there, but those days are gone. Preservation is in the business of saving communities and the values they embody.” Richard Moe, National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Lakewood Historic Preservation Committee is composed of volunteers who are interested in the history of Lakewood and how best to preserve that history. Preservation is not just about the historic houses and who lived in them. It is the identification, evaluation, physical preservation, and interpretation of historically and culturally significant sites.
Preserving Lakewood’s unique historic resources now will encourage tourism, economic development, and community pride.
This committee’s task is to research and document the how and why of preserving Lakewood’s rich history while preparing for its future.