Perhaps because I am so involved in the subject but doesn’t it seem even with Preservation Week that restoration efforts and projects are everywhere?
From Brown Square to the Powder House, Perkins Mint to Orange Street, CPC to the Historical Commission.
Even diehard and indifferent people are beginning to realize that restoration means dollars. Bill Plant made an impassioned plea for the Stadium and for what? Obtaining money from the CPA. He has no history of being sympathetic to historic preservation. In fact, when he was at the helm of the Daily News, there was much opposition to historic preservation. I know! I have been rummaging in the Library archives.
There is so much of a building wave toward true historic preservation efforts in the city. It saddens me that the Local Historic District Study Committee is stuck in neutral. They need recognition and support. The Mayor is all for them and there is so much support for the expanded historic district on the City Council. CEB found this out when they raised the question at the last election and found there was a super majority for the effort.
I know the LHDSC needs more members (They had some drop out) and they need to know that the majority of the city is rooting for them.
Their public presence is the one thing desperately needed to make this year count.