What Does ‘Historic’ Mean?

At a recent meeting, a Loudoun supervisor asked a very significant question in a discussion about a Loudoun site. She wanted to know when something is actually historic, and not just old. She said, “My grandmother has stuff in her garage from her mother. I don’t think that stuff is historic, but how do we know?” And how do we know whether a particular building or road or open field in Loudoun is historic in nature?

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