Kaitlyn Bunch owns a home in Old Hyde Park with her husband Eric. She works at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art and has a passion for biking. In fact, one of the primary reasons for choosing a home in the urban core was that they bike and walk for most of their daily activities, including work, groceries, errands and child care. Kaitlyn feels that preservation keeps our neighborhoods vibrant, safe, and places that people want to be.

Q: Why do you consider yourself a preservationist?

A: I consider myself a preservationist because I care for my home not as a possession but as a part of my city, my neighborhood and the history of each. I’m a preservationist just by recognizing the importance of one little shirtwaist and doing what I can to make it beautiful and keep it around for the future.