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A Statement of Significance (SOS) is a declaration of value that briefly explains what a historic place is and why it is important. The SOS identifies key aspects of the place that must beprotected in order for the historic place to continue to be important. The SOS is composed ofthree sections. Description of Historic Place explains what the place consists of in physical terms, where it is located, and what are its physical limits. Heritage Value explains why the place is of value to the community, province, territory or nation. Character-defining Elements sets out the key features that must be conserved in order for theplace to continue to have value.
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