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Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is writing a series of blog posts about why old places matter. In his most recent post, Mayes wrote about the relationship between identity and place. Many who visit Drayton Hall walk away feeling a sense of place here. This “power of place” feeling that people get from visiting historic sites can be difficult to explain. Mayes writes about the significant landmarks in his life, and how losing these sites have impacted him. We would like to hear from our readers: Do you feel connected to Drayton Hall? How might you feel if Drayton Hall were lost? Click the link to read Mayes’ post and comment below with your thoughts.