Great News to Pass Along

The demolition delay that was filed for 257-259 Water Street has been withdrawn.

In other words, you don’t need to show up to do the hard task of convincing a homeowner with $$$$$$ signs in their eyes, that they should for the sake of the community and the neighbors, forsake the dream of making a killing in the real estate market.

Of course, if you want to show up to encourage the diplomatic and wise bunch on the Historical Commission trying to protect a City that has no protections*, then by all means.       Sometimes it gets depressing if the only people who show up want to do ‘something’ to a historical house and it’s usually something terrible!

-P. Preservationist

* In a way I was disappointed.     We’ve got city council candidates, Bill Plante and a host of other citizens who refuse to recognize the decimation and destruction going on in the Newburyport Historical District.     I wanted to use this demolition application as a case for why the ‘entire’ National Register should be protected not just High Street and the Downtown.       Unfortunately, there will be more down the road that I can use as examples!


About P. Preservationist

Dedicated to the Enrichment & Preservation of Newburyport
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