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Letters to the editor — Sunday (10-9-2016)

Historic preservation a vehicle for progress

The story of the progress of our city using the vehicle of historic preservation is expansive and extends over 40 years. It involves the revitalization of 10 important neighborhoods, including historic downtown Salisbury. The primary source to go to for documentation of the value of historic preservation in Salisbury is the Salisbury Post. There have been hundreds of stories of individuals who have dedicated a good part of their life and resources to rehab a historic house. Also, the articles on the many older commercial buildings that have been saved and reused all along Main and Innes Streets, and beyond, could fill an extra edition of our newspaper.

What would Salisbury be today if these hundreds of historic properties, both landmarks and other contributing properties, had been destroyed?

This story is big and hard to sum up but there are two cogent paragraphs that do a pretty good job of explaining the many benefits of historic preservation to our special community. It is from an editorial in the Salisbury Post, titled “Looking back, looking ahead,” dated Oct. 9, 1988.

“The pride one family feels in saving a house multiplies by the neighbors who admire their work every day. It multiplies again when visitors from outside Salisbury take a look at our town.

No other “movement” has meant as much or made more sense. What else has translated to tax dollars, beautification, image-building, community involvement, public-private partnerships and progress?”

Happy OctoberTour!

— Edward Clement

Salisbury

 

Community Partnership

A big thank you to our local Walgreen’s stores and specifically the East Innes store (#10133) for providing free flu shots to the patients of the Community Care Clinic. On Monday, Oct. 3, 66 patients received a flu shot free of charge. Thank you to Danna McDaniel, pharmacist, and Jennifer Carduff, store manager — community partnerships truly make a difference!
— Krista Woolly

Salisbury

Woolly is executive director of the Community Care Clinic.

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