"Without the blog, someone like me, who just heard about this work would not be able to learn about the year long process that moved this from just a documentation endeavor to one where houses are actually being preserved.
In addition the site provides a way for outsiders to view the houses and neighborhood and visually see the quality and craftsmanship of these wonderful old buildings. The blog documents engagement tactics and one way to save community assets.
Someone could have done all this work and kept it in their personal journal or computer, but by sharing it, it helps others through similar process and maybe gives hope that with action better outcomes are possible."
Thanks to Katherine for mentioning the blog as an example of the intersection of community design and Web 2.0.