Re: Funding for historic building preservation
Zengirl, you infantile attempt at character assassination and name calling add nothing to your credibility. You stated in the original post that you wanted to restore an historic commercial building as your private residence. In my opinion this is not historical restoration, it is a bastardized conversion of an historic building. It is my position that such conversions should only be done with private money. Just because someone else sucked money out of the system doesn't make it right. Your examples of "Nike, Apple and other companies got their start up from government grants" points out money invested to create jobs and wealth for many people not to just enhance the value of one persons personal property, so it is not relevant. If this building is so important to your neighbors and city why don't you seek their help, or do they also think it's wrong to invest their money in someone else's property.
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