I was amazed as I walked by 77 Lime Street; there was this rather familiar gentlemen gazing up at the building. I knew I’ve seen him before; and he had a foreign gentleman with him who was gazing agape with horror.
Then it dawned on me – I’ve seen this guy at Mass Historic.
Turns out after inquiring, 77 Lime Street is now a celebrity stop on how NOT to practise historic preservation. The guy with him was Chinese and he was being given a lesson on what not to do in a community. What wtih the historic house just up the street being demolished; historic chimneys being ripped off a building on Orange Street; and examples of total and absolute rip out of anything historic off of State Street; we’re now a regular stop.
Looks like we’re finally being known internationally.
Won’t be long before there’s a big write up in some architectural magazine.
What’s next? A tour bus from Boston?
Hope they stop at Loretta’s at noon time and explain to the Mayor what appreciation they feel!
I can’t wait! (Sarc.)