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To: Clara Lou

Nobody said anything about a parking lot did they?

My point is that everywhere you turn there is this push to preserve everything no matter how meaningless in history it was.

I would bet the response of those that built these structures would be one of amusement that future society would think so highly of some of the junk produced in their age.


18 posted on 06/20/2007 6:38:16 AM PDT by WBL 1952
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To: WBL 1952

“Put up a parking lot” comes from a song by Carly Simon.

On what basis do you determine what to label “junk”? Your lack of interest? That’s fine for you, but everyone doesn’t share your standard, apparently.

It’s hard to understand why the preservation of a centuries-old maze would set off your comments. Apparently, quite a percentage of the population finds value in the preservation of such—not to mention the tourist dollars associated with such historical attractions. For some locales, no tourism, no income.


19 posted on 06/20/2007 6:58:16 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Fred D. Thompson for POTUS!)
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To: WBL 1952; yankeedame; Clara Lou

Here in Knoxville TN, the city government has recently declared the “5th Avenue Motel” to be an historical site. LOL

The building has been a flop house, homeless shelter, prostitution destination and crack house for most of its life. Other than overdoses, drug dealing and murders, I’m pretty sure nothing of historical note has ever happened there. Mostly it’s known as a place you don’t want your car to break down while passing by.

The motel is currently being restored at taxpayer expense to its “former glory” so that it can then be turned into yet another downtime homeless shelter. LOL

Fletcher J


26 posted on 06/20/2007 7:55:16 AM PDT by Fletcher J
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