That’s the way I feel about old abandoned rural buildings. I want them to stay standing as long as possible. Old barns are as simple as a building can be yet there is a timeless quality about them that a new pre-fab steel building can never have.
I feel the same about urban buildings if they have some character or history but they tend to get tampered with a little more often. Worse of course, especially in USA, is too many old buildings are torn down in favor of a “new” structure that totally lacks any design. I’m just glad that Americans don’t own Europe or all of the great old architecture there would have been replaced long ago with nice concrete block boxes with aluminum window frames. 😦