|To the Editor: Building's historical value ignored|
|Written by Wallace L. Pretzer|
|Wednesday, 15 August 2012 08:37|
To the Editor:
Regarding demolition of a historic house, Dave Kielmeyer sounded so proud when he was quoted as saying that the University was "ahead of schedule with the preparations and got the permits late Thursday from the city."
Apparently there was no acknowledgment on the part of key university officials and the city's mayor of the historical value of a structure built as a Montgomery Ward Kit house in 1932. It became a home for four BGSU presidents and housed the nation's first Department of Popular Culture; department professors made solid remarks about taking some time for analysis. University officials, however, were so "antsy" in moving to demolish the building in order to further, ironically speaking, "the health" of BGSU! Shame on all who handled this matter so very badly.
Wallace L. Pretzer
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