Last night I received some sad news of a friend’s passing. He loved his house and worked on it endlessly.
This article struck me today. It is relevant for many of us who care about history, buildings, and the people who love them.
How typical it is of Saskatoon that its citizens awoke on Thursday morning to the news that two local buildings which are part of the city’s history and heritage are being demolished, almost as one read or listened to that unhappy news.
How little this pimple on the prairie cares about its past. Apparently there is nothing of importance in where it has been, only in the sad mess it is making of its future.
Read the entire article via Adaptive reuse a lesson for Saskatoon.