Greeneville Historic Zoining Commission
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ha ha tears of laughter

Kingsport, TN

#82 Dec 22, 2013
Downtown observer wrote:
The Commission serves no purpose and should be abolished. The mayors wife evidently thinks she can do what she wants and does"nt need their approval to renovate an old historical building downtown. If they allow her to keep the windows she had installed without their approval they should all resign and close the doors on the commission permentally. Ordinances should be enforced! It requires more than just receiving a letter of disapointment. What in the hell has that accomplished?
"Armed with an awareness of the significance of the existing window, begin to search for a replacement which retains as much of the character of the historic window as possible. There are many sources of suitable new windows. Continue looking until an acceptable replacement can be found. Check building supply firms, local woodworking mills, carpenters, preservation oriented magazines, or catalogs or suppliers of old building materials, for product information. Local historical associations and state historic preservation offices may be good sources of information on products which have been used successfully in preservation projects.

Consider energy efficiency as one of the factors for replacements, but do not let it dominate the issue. Energy conservation is no excuse for the wholesale destruction of historic windows which can be made thermally efficient by historically and aesthetically acceptable means."

The sentence beginning "Local historical associations" is funny when you think of Greeneville. Our HZC is a good source of information on political cowardice, inappropriate rehab-repair, and wholesale destruction of parts of Civil War era Main Street. Topped by frothy awards and self congratulation to themselves for damage done.
less fortunate

Kingsport, TN

#83 Dec 23, 2013
laughingstock wrote:
All I know is what comes out in the Sun but it seems pretty clear to me that some people have total disregard for regulations and don't even make an attempt at doing the right thing. Those involved consistently confirm my opinion of their membership in the fu group but not in a good way. Know what I mean?
Please consider giving to those less fortunate, such as the Historic Zoning Commission, this year. Be generous to those in need and send them books on preservation. Remember the Heritage Trust, Main Street: Greeneville, Andy Daniels and Mr Niswonger in your prayers. Perhaps a thoughtful gift of the Christmas music of George Jones, who died this year, for our down at the heels and mouth authorities and architects who encouraged the demolition of an early beautiful house. Give to the Coal Fund for our impoverished rulers, multimillionaires, developers, lackeys, and local officials. They appreciate your kindness and thank you in advance for the opportunities and challenges that education provides in the material you donate to the fund, material to be earmarked for improvement of their starved souls and entirely pauvres imaginations.
stopped loving her today

Greeneville, TN

#84 Dec 23, 2013
less fortunate wrote:
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Please consider giving to those less fortunate, such as the Historic Zoning Commission, this year. Be generous to those in need and send them books on preservation. Remember the Heritage Trust, Main Street: Greeneville, Andy Daniels and Mr Niswonger in your prayers. Perhaps a thoughtful gift of the Christmas music of George Jones, who died this year, for our down at the heels and mouth authorities and architects who encouraged the demolition of an early beautiful house. Give to the Coal Fund for our impoverished rulers, multimillionaires, developers, lackeys, and local officials. They appreciate your kindness and thank you in advance for the opportunities and challenges that education provides in the material you donate to the fund, material to be earmarked for improvement of their starved souls and entirely pauvres imaginations.
You're not telling me that it was THAT George Jones who owned the house on Main Street that was torn down, are you? Boy, they shouldn't have done that then.
less fortunate

Kingsport, TN

#85 Dec 26, 2013
stopped loving her today wrote:
<quoted text>You're not telling me that it was THAT George Jones who owned the house on Main Street that was torn down, are you? Boy, they shouldn't have done that then.
George Jones the singer died in late April 2013. George Jones the house was destroyed by Walters State Community College in early April 2013. George wrote and sang many good songs, some of them about houses, like The Grand Tour. George Jones the singer is connected to George Jones the house only in heaven, and in the affection of those few, very few, Greenevillians who miss them both. Mr Jones died of natural causes. The house did not. May the spirits of both rest in peace.
Frieda Dearstone Weeks

Palm Harbor, FL

#86 Feb 3, 2014
I'm glad I don't live there anymore. I wouldn't want to be in the middle of all this contention and possible mud slinging. God Bless My Roots!
cold hard truth

United States

#87 Feb 3, 2014
Frieda Dearstone Weeks wrote:
I'm glad I don't live there anymore. I wouldn't want to be in the middle of all this contention and possible mud slinging. God Bless My Roots!
Yet you have no problem bringing up the mudslinging 6 weeks after the last post in this thread. Sounds like Monument Avenue and Super Dollar gossip to me.

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