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Old Posted Jul 19, 2019, 2:52 PM
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Originally Posted by west-town-brad View Post
Yes I agree 100%

That transformation was complete about 25 years ago.

I still don't equate old with historic

May be irreplaceable but that's because it's not wanted - could certainly be replaced if someone wanted it
I agree on that front, something is not historic just because it’s old. But to reiterate, I think this is historic because it’s a prime representation of Victorian era housing in one of Chicago’s most historic neighborhoods. It’s part of the fabric of what made Chicago one of the country’s most important boom towns.

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May be irreplaceable but that's because it's not wanted - could certainly be replaced if someone wanted it
And that’s an odd way of looking at it… we have the capability to replace just about any building of the past 200 years. What’s the point of historic preservation then?
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