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Oct 26th 2011 12:04PM The disrepair as is evidenced in these images did not begin three years ago, or even ten, but has, instead, been an ongoing process for decades. Neither a politically partisan issue, nor a religious one, no amount of "us against them" scapegoating will slow the decline of buildings long left unattended.
This is America's "history" and "art" and we, as Americans, its stewards. Anger and fear are beneficial emotions ONLY if they point one towards positive action; in this instance, it would be to become involved in attending to these gems in one's own community. Here's a good place to start: http://www.preservationdirectory.com/HistoricalPreservation/Home.aspx
Oct 26th 2011 10:52AM Could not agree more with your article. I too prefer America's backroads to her super highways, and savor the historic wealth which may be found there; some of it I've also photographed (see link below). I desperately hope we will not lose precious historic buildings because of lack of awareness which contributes to lack of interest which leads to absence of preservation funding. Once it's gone, it's gone, and no amount of lamenting will bring it back for our kids and grandkids to see and experience.