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Monday, July 28, 2008

Post-Dispatch Publishes Special Section on Historic Preservation

Yesterday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch included a special Entertainment section on historic preservation written by Diane Toroian Keaggy and David Bonetti. The section includes lists of buildings most worth preserving selected by experts like Larry Giles and Kate Shea as well as an article about the "underground" documentation efforts of myself and others. Read it all here.


LisaS said...

here's what I found myself wondering:

Why is the default always that buildings should be removed? Why preservationists always having to mobilize and prove that a building is worthy of "saving" rather than developers having to prove that the building must be torn down, that there is no other option?

It's a linguistic argument, mostly. Something I'll expand on more extensively sometime. but I grow weary of the assumption.

Lolololori said...

Yesterday I was wondering why I was hearing about historic preservation from a lot of people who would NEVER even think to talk/think about historic preservation - I found out pretty soon after that it was all thanks entirely to that article.

That's pretty cool!

I'm glad it got written, and that your cause has been spotlighted. It's a worthy one.

Anonymous said...

I was happy to see these articles on Saturday, but for some reason, I couldn't help but think that there was too much emotional detachment in the articles. Its not like they were exactly "news" items so much as they were feature items. This should allow for the author to put a little more emphasis on the importance of this subject. But their articles, mainly Keaggy's were just nothing more than quotes and facts.

But, nonetheless, it was good that the P-D felt this movement was worthy of doing a story about it. At least now more people will be aware of the efforts people like yourself are making.

Anonymous said...

I have read your blog for years. As soon as I saw the article , I was so pleased that this subject was being covered . I do think you and Claire are not sited as often as you should be.
I have grown to love all the history and information that you offer to the layperson .