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Manchester Inn. 2004. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Manchester Inn. 2004. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Historic preservation is in the hands of the HPC, but sometimes they can get overruled at the board level. Has the job being done to save our historical architecture been successful, or is our town in danger of losing its battle to remain historically relevant and accurate?

As you know, two very expensive homes were built where the Manchester used to reside, before it burned down in the winter of 2010. Today, an Ocean Grover alerted us to an analysis regarding those two new houses and whether or not they were created true to history.

This is the link which he sent.  It is highly technical, but for those of you who like to dig into these matters, here it is:

architectural analysis link

It would be wonderful if the HPC were to respond to this critique, but that is not going to happen unless they change their mind about  reaching out to our many readers.

I guess most of us trust the process in town of doing the right thing, but perhaps our confidence is misplaced. Make sure you read J. Cortese’s comment as well.—-PG

ps

Here is a link to a Charles Layton article in July 2011 regarding the approval process for those two new houses on the Ocean Pathway.    Manchester article on BF   Many commenters expressed concerns about favoritism and double standards at the Zoning Board.

MAUDE  MAGGART sings Irving Berlin

 

–Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

 

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