Change Over Time is a semiannual peer reviewed journal published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The journal provides an international forum for original research and articles on the history, theory, and praxis of conservation and the built environment. Each issue is dedicated to a particular theme as a method to promote critical discourse on contemporary conservation issues from diverse perspectives both within the field and across disciplines.
The early cemeteries of New Orleans have long fascinated visitors to the city since in the early 19th century. Today, after 200 years as the city’s earliest surviving burial grounds, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 (1789) and the slightly later and larger St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 (1823) remain popular historic sites to increasing numbers of visitors to the French Quarter.
Across the country, urban school districts have closed and continue to close significant percentages of their public schools. As a part of this trend, Philadelphia has gone through two rounds of mass-closings in the last two school years. On top of schools closed in previous years that remain unused, this will leave the School Distirct of Philadelphia with 32 vacant buildings at the end of the 2013
To some, the original Penn Station, designed by Charles McKim and operated through the first half of the 20th century, was the greatest train station not only in New York, but in the entire world. Its demolition and replacement with the existing Penn Station (in the basement below Madison Square Garden) has been cited as the origin of the historic preservation movement, and remains a sore subject for New Yorkers to this day.