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Sat., July 11, 2009

Warehouses not special

Responding to Eric Crowell (“Past worth preserving,” Letters, June 27), I am troubled by the extremism and foolishness of some historic preservationists.

I can walk through downtown and appreciate fabulous architecture from the past. I realize that many buildings of tremendous architectural value have been tragically lost. However, I fail to understand the architectural value of warehouses like Jensen Byrd and Pacific Fruit and Produce on East Riverside. They are strictly brick and mortar, and were never intended to be artistic in their construction.

A fabulous university campus is unfolding in downtown Spokane that has been a “dead zone” for years. Please do not obstruct the tremendous accomplishments that have enveloped that area for the past decade and will serve the educational needs of our youth for the next century and beyond.

Allan LeTourneau


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