Friday, October 27, 2006

Historic salvation? Please!

Anyone read Friday's front page article "Historic Salvation?" in the Wichita Eagle? In a nutshell, Episcopal Social Services is considering applying for historic preservation to save its building from being demolished to make room for the downtown arena. First, I don't think a 48-year-old building is that old. Second, it falls two years short of meeting requirements to qualify as an historic building. Finally, the building has no significant architectural qualities that contribute to "Historic Downtown."

While it's unfortunate that ESS might lose their building, it's ridiculous to tie up the Preservation Board and City Council. Let's get a move on! I'll be dead before this arena is built!

By the way, under the subheading "What Might Happen," there needs to be a question mark following the first sentence.


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