Local landmarks, either in the form of structures, buildings, and/or sites, collectively form our cultural heritage. Recognizing this cultural heritage is important both to honor the past and to understand the present and the future. Historic preservation seeks to continually identify, protect and preserve our landmarks that constitute our cultural heritage for – our use, for education, for observation and for pleasure. Historic preservation is present on a national level, a state level, and, here in Ottawa, on a local level.