When we were deciding on a name for our magazine there was a lot of discussion. As an adjective, “heritage” denotes features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings, that were created in the past and still have historical importance. But “heritage” is also directly associated with homes that have been designated as such. An easier solution would be just to name it Century Home, but almost every house in any urban area meets that benchmark. We know there is a difference between a house and a home. Those who get that, really get it. You understand right away what we are trying to do.
Our final decision was to use a literal definition. We want to focus on homes, we have little interest in houses. So if your home means something to you, your family, your community, to passersby, then that makes it a “Heritage Home”. It makes no difference what period it falls under, what matters is the history and even more important the story behind it. For whenever we lose a heritage home, we don’t want it to fade forever in the background. Our heritage is a quilted tapestry of stories.
This is our collective story. Please take the time to tell it.