I'm not sure that detail focus is always the best, or the one that gets HP where I think it should be heading. As I have often said, in more contexts than would seem appropriate, “We are doing this WHY, exactly?” By which I mean what is the real point, the real benefit, of historic preservation (and if you answered “to save our architectural heritage” please see me after class for additional reading). Preserving old buildings just to say you have isn’t a particularly self-sustaining activity in my opinion and it surely doesn't represent preservation at its finest.
My next missive may be on the Secretary’s Standards and the interpretation thereof. Won’t that be fun.