This Place Matters

Last May, the National Trust for Historic Preservation rolled out a new online project called “This Place Matters.” The idea is to bring the Trust’s mission of protecting the nation’s most important historic buildings and neighborhoods to the masses, allowing people in less famous places to document and celebrate their own most cherished spots.

Right now, there are over 300 photos in the “This Place Matters” slideshow, and these numbers alone may be enough to declare the Trust’s internet experiment a success, proving to potential donors and government decision-makers that there are thousands of preservation-worthy places in this country. Friday Harbor has over 150 historic sites in just a bit over one-square-mile. A few of its sites are shown below.

Visit to get more information and to see the places that matter to Americans nationwide.