Marketing the Machine Age: Industrial Archaeology and Heritage Tourism in America’s "Rust Belt"
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1 The term 'post-industrial' first gained wide currency in 1976 upon publication of Daniel Bell’s influential book, The Coming of Post-industrial Society . In recent years it has entered the popular lexicon, and is frequently bandied about in both the popular media and in academic circles.

2 Hewison views the rise of the new heritage consciousness with unmitigated alarm. For him it is little more than an elitist gambit mobilized for deeply conservative aims and as a crass marketing tool. Several recent works have challenged, or at least softened, this negative view. David Lowenthal (1996) offers a more balanced assessment which recognizes that the modern yearning for tradition, though possessing a dark side, is not solely market driven, nor is it linked to a single political ideology or class interest. In this he follows Raphael Samuel (1996), who has cautioned against ‘heritage-baiting’, and has argued for a popular vision of heritage.

3 The exact date of construction of the building is unknown. Recent analysis of construction details and techniques, conducted by the NPS, suggests a construction date of ca. 1834 (Cultural Resources Center 1993). This data, in conjunction with a review of previously gathered historical documentation and historic fabric analysis, has led Historic architect Bonnie Mueller (DSC) to conclude that the likely date of construction for the structure is 1834 (Mueller 1993), rather than 1831, a date arrived at by a previous investigator (Toogood 1972:2).