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The UMass Amherst campus is a museum of American design, with 19th-century buildings juxtaposed with structures created by some of the most prominent modern architects. This treasure trove enjoys few protections, however, as the university administration has been reluctant to agree to a long-term preservation plan or to nominate its buildings for the National Register of Historic Places. A group of professors is opposing a spate of demolitions, arguing that an independent assessment of the campus’s historical resources is necessary to establish which structures are expendable and which should be preserved at all costs. To weigh in on the debate, contact Preserve UMass at:

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Justin Shatwell


Justin Shatwell


Justin Shatwell is a longtime contributor to Yankee Magazine whose work explores the unique history, culture, and art that sets New England apart from the rest of the world. His article, The Memory Keeper (March/April 2011 issue), was named a finalist for profile of the year by the City and Regional Magazine Association.
Updated Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

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