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Save the Chancery

It is shocking that Cowles Co. has plans to demolish the historic Chancery Building on West Riverside Avenue and to build a high-rise apartment tower.

The historical relevance of this building and location was duly noted in several letters to the editor of the Spokesman Review.

Your leadership has done much to preserve the history and landscape of our beautiful city. We urge you to make this a priority. We have subscribed to the Spokesman for over 30 years. We feel that a “partnership” between SPA and Cowles Co. can accomplish this important fete to the betterment of the city and its citizens for generations to come.

We were fortunate to be part of the Friends of Five Mile Schoolhouse and work with the Mead School District to save the Five Mile Schoolhouse. This has become a successful joint venture which will serve the students and community for many years. This is only one example; but with vision and by working together, a successful preservation can be accomplished for the Chancery. Immediate action needs to be taken.

Blaine and Marcella Bennett



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