To put this in some perspective, does anyone think that in 215 years anyone
will want to slap a historical marker on the commercial monstrosities that
are replacing the finely crafted buildings such as this?
In this day of throw away families, architecture, and heritage, twenty year
old stadia and office complexes are considered obsolete and bulldozed so
that some fatcat can get a bigger, better, grander temple to the sports or
business gods at taxpayers expense.
> Good morning to all,
> Frustration is the root of this email. I found out last week through the
> news paper that a 1784 home on main street margaretville is slated for
> demolition this friday. I blame myself for not keeping up on the "news"
> to speak, had I known earlier I might have been able to do something. I'm
> making phone calls and hopefully I will get somewhere today with Shawn
> in Delhi.
> The home was lived in up to a month ago when it was part of a buy out. My
> understanding is that NYC owns the land and the county through fema owns
> homes and that it's the countys responsibility to demolish
the homes on
> main street that were sold. They are in a flood plane and fema
> have them repaired.
> This may be common sense to some, but this home is 215 years old, it's
> there floods or not!!
> My goal is to save the home and have it moved to another site and have
> a history center for the town of middletown, chances are slim at
> date, this is my frustration, 215 years of history is about to go out, you
> can only loose it once. It's an absolute shame that some folks just don't
> see what they're giving up, the future is based on the past. At the
> past is being destroyed I wonder what the future holds!
> Thank you for letting me air my frustration. Hopefully today the God of
> common sense will hit someone and the house will be preserved for us all to
> Vesti Snyder
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I wish you well! It pains me every time I hear of an historic house
being torn down to make way for "progress"!
--from a descendant of the Roxbury HULLs and the Walton GOODRICH and the
(Walton?) OLMSTEAD families . . .
Gary E. Myer
6272 Light Point Place
Columbia, MD 21045-4435
(voice) 410-381-1699 (email) gmyer(a)mail.bcpl.lib.md.us
Occupation: Librarian. Interests: Promisekeepers, family, genealogy.
Richard M Woolheater
PO Box 593
Durant, OK 74702