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Letter: New saying

June 15, 2013

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To the editor:

“Beginning July 1, a new state law is expected to more than cut in half the number of Lawrence properties that will require a historic preservation review as part of the development process.” (Journal-World, June 12)

That story reminded me of a saying from my youth:

Use it up

Wear it out

Make it do

Or do without.

Our Kansas legislators support a very different saying:

Tear it down

Rip it up

Build new stuff

And make a buck.

Comments

Mike Myers 10 months ago

“The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.” ― George R.R. Martin.

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oneeye_wilbur 10 months ago

The people in Lawrence who old houses saved do not have any money or they would buy houses and save them at their own expense.

Many owners know ten value and te costs involved and saving of houses is not justifiable.

To Mr Hernly, you can have a spouse, give her a facelift, tummy tuck and in the end, you still have what younstartedvwith, not much.

A fool and his money doth soon part.

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Centerville 10 months ago

"It means the owner doesn't know or doesn't care about that value." Then buy it yourself. Don't expect a state bureaucracy to dictate your personal preferences.

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Leslie Swearingen 10 months ago

I have to go with Renaissance on this one. Yesterday is gone. Let it go. I am not in favor of making every house and building in a neighborhood the same type, all matchey matchey. Too bland.

You can watch Hoarders and see what happens to people who hang on to things past their due date.

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Brock Masters 10 months ago

If it is so important then buy it and preserve it but don't tell the owner what they have to do with it.

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StanHernly 10 months ago

Just because something is not on a local, state, or national register of historic places does not mean it lacks historic value. It means the owner doesn't know or doesn't care about that value.

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Matthew Herbert 10 months ago

Old is not and should not be synonymous with historic. Properties that have actual historic value are worth protecting; properties that just happen to have been constructed a long time ago, do not.

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