‘New ideas need old buildings,’ legendary urbanist, activist and journalist Jane Jacobs once said, and she was right. Old buildings have character. They make for an instantly intimate and inspirational environment. They embody a sense of community, providing a deep connection for regulars and an interesting sight for occasional passers-by. These buildings also have stories to tell, tales of kings and queens, merchants and missionaries, traders, pirates and perhaps even our ancestors; stories worth sharing.