Walgreen's fire investigation is continuing
Original post made on Aug 30, 2007
Photos by Norbert von der Groeben. Video by Norbert von der Groeben and Allen Clapp.
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on Aug 30, 2007 at 12:47 pm
It is so sad to see one of Palo Alto's historic buildings being destroyed.
The building owners (a consortium of foreign investors) were planning on remodeling soon, but now it seems like they will get a brand new building instead.
What luck is that!
I will miss that lovely old building.
From now on, we will have only photos for our children to show their children what used to be there.
on Aug 30, 2007 at 12:50 pm
Sorry to disagree, but I saw nothing lovely or historic about the building. A brand new building could be really nice, on the other hand it may not. Too many buildings are being put up and then pulled down a few years later for poor reasoning. I hope that this time a building will be well enough designed that it will last for a long time through multiple uses and eventually become something that will be worth preserving. But, when the right time comes, it will be torn down too.
on Aug 30, 2007 at 1:05 pm
Of course it is historic--anything in PA that is older than 5 years is considered historic by the "historic home zealots". I am surprised they did not go to court and get a court order to prevent demolition.
There is little to nothing historic in PA--if you want historic buildings go move to Boston.