Saturday, May 15, 2010
OPINION: Mayor to Proclaim National Historic Preservation Month" at May 18 Council Meeting
Historic preservation is inherently green (in more ways than one.) The construction, operation and demolition of buildings accounts for 48 percent of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions. Historic preservation is a good thing for our environment. See "Old is the New Green"
Join the Historic walking tour of the Downtown, including five landmark buildings on Sunday, May 16 at 1pm sponsored by the Redmond Historical Society (see www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org/RHS/index.php )
These five landmarks were once the Bill Brown saloon, Brown’s garage, Redmond Hardware, Wiley home and the Odd Fellow Hall. Today they have been remade into the Matador Restaurant, Redmond Liquor Store, Gerk’s Ski and Cycle, Stone House Restaurant and Odd Fellows Restaurant.
Editor's Note:: Brown's garage has been a subject of controversy ever since it was leased by the State Liquor Control Board. Councilman Richard Cole commented in the last Council Meeting about the loud red signage suggesting the city do something to protect our 14 Landmark buildings. Various readers have posted concerns and comments on Redmond Neighborhood Blog, in an earlier story about the signage. The window-dressing with historical artifacts was installed by request of the City.
Stay tuned for my Special Report this week. Watch Tuesday's public comments on City TV - Channel 21.
Opinion By Bob Yoder
Sources: Redmond Blog readers, Council meetings, Redmond Historical Society, City Press Release, State Control Liquor Board.