It is one of the hardest decisions that elected officials charged with running an historic city must make: when to protect an old building and when to let an owner destroy it. The calls are almost always close ones. Perfectly preserved buildings are easy to protect. The ones that have been badly damaged and no longer being used for their original purpose, which now may be unneeded and unwanted by the owner, present a tougher question.
It’s up to Hood to decide whether to preserve cottage
October 12, 2023