The Egyptian Theater in DeKalb, IL, was the subject of a successful preservation campaign and reopened its doors in 1983. According to the director, everyone in town has some story of either working there in high school, or going there on a first date. Creative Commons photo by Daniel X. O’Neil.
All month long in October 2015, Curbed and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are teaming up on #ThisPlaceMatters, a social campaign highlighting the most beloved places across America. Our motto at Curbed is “Love where you live,” which ties in succinctly with the National Trust’s mission to highlight everyday buildings and places alongside those officially earmarked for historic preservation. We’re looking to you, our readers, to submit photos of your favorite places, preserved or not, via Instagram and Twitter, by tagging them with #ThisPlaceMatters.