i agree , the historical hysteria is ridiculous.
today's different is tomorrow's historical.
if you want to preserve the history of a building....you buy it.Don't just demand to approve (or disapprove OF YOUR NEIGHBOR'S EFFORTS ON HIS own PROPERTY.
Mind your own business and let others fix their property like they want. It's not as if the historical hysterics are preserving downtown for the better.....that's only their opinion. Liberty and private property rights are more important to society than opinionated Architecture Nazis.And how many of those in the Historical Society were actually BORN HERE?.....just curious.....(BTW, that ought to be a requirement to even be considered for that board, if they are going to force others to their historical imaginings , they should at least be historically accurate as native citizens themselves....or just go tell their own (historical)
hometown how to rebuild.
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