Monthly Archives: March 2012

LHD Mechanics, Part I

All the alarm, the fury and the hysteria has brought out the signs and this has caused a lot of misunderstanding over the size of the local historic district.     So, instead of talking to promote the LHD and showing all … Continue reading

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An Important Note for History

For the sake of a future historian, would you please check the spelling of your name in the Champions of Historic Preservation.          I can just imagine some poor researcher in the future trying to find out more information on the … Continue reading

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Newburyport Development vs. City Hall

Have you been afraid that a single landlord in our Downtown may pose a problem?      Are you afraid that a large corporation could trample down the local citizens concerns and just pile through what they want? Are you afraid that … Continue reading

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We’re being watched!

I know the pressure is building on the city councilors on making a decision on the local historic district ordinance.      Many feel as the war of signs and words mounts they would just like to see the decision go  away … Continue reading

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Another Lie Shot Down

The anti-historic preservation group has been buttonholing people with a rather creative lie:     Your property insurance will go up if you are in a local historic district. So, Lo!    I was at the Old Barn & House Exposition this last … Continue reading

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After knowing the truth–we welcome you aboard

If you received this scary letter in the mail that told you that terrible things will happen to Newburyport if an LHD is instituted; and you didn’t know anything about the ordinance – it is natural for you to hurriedly … Continue reading

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Different Roles: City Hall & The Preservation Trust

When Walter Beinecke, Jr. summered on the Island of Nantucket, the community was a tight group that serviced the visitors but first and foremost, they were fisherman or were servicing the fishing industry.       These weren’t the hoity-toity crowd that are out … Continue reading

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