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Building should be remembered

Building should be remembered

In your article Wednesday, entitled “Effort to Replace Burned Building Holds Challenges,” you neglected to make any suggestions. May I point out that not all of the historical pieces of the building have been lost. While observing the demolition along Commercial Street Thursday, I couldn’t help but think that the many falling bricks are indeed a surviving memorial of the building itself. Wouldn’t the logical direction be to recycle those historic bricks into the renovation as a facade? That way some of the history would remain a part of the site. Coincidentally, on March 16, 2002, The Union’s “Our Photo Album” featured that same corner as it appeared sometime before automobiles graced the streets of Nevada City. I would like to see as much of the historical ambience preserved with a plaque on the corner documenting the history of the building.



Janet Farahmand




Grass Valley


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