Although holiness is not a feeling that something gives you, I suppose you could say that objects and places that have a long history in service of the holy do become more venerable. That is not a given that simply comes with the passage of time, but certainly the merits of an object or a place do produce an enduring glory to God.
Having said that, new places are full of possibility, are they not? I have also been to places that were (how do I put this?) shorted by their architects and those who made decisions while building --awkward and artless places, for want of a better description–that are consecrated to great effect by the use made of them. That is not something that strikes one at first visit, when one is still ignorant of the place.
I would think it is not a bad habit to pray that God teach the lessons that an old object or place has to teach. There are many stories we will never know, but we can be taught in ways beyond our understanding, if we ask.