Madison County continues to demolish history

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Danno

Berea, KY

#1 Feb 25, 2013
Historical society president Jackie Couture said 23 of 65 buildings identified in a 1976 survey by the National Register of Historic Places no longer existed. Now two more are gone as of last Friday, the old creamery and the Miller building. Well done city of Richmond, you're almost half way there!
In Aha

United States

#2 Feb 25, 2013
Blame this one on Kent Clark
useless

Berea, KY

#4 Feb 25, 2013
There was an article in the register..something to the nature the Clark said the historical society had ample time to protect those buildings and not one penny was raised to save them. If you are upset they were torn down perhaps you should have made a donation for the cause, if not then be happy when we get another used car lot.
Truth Master

Richmond, KY

#5 Feb 26, 2013
Those buildings would have fallen down without any help if left much longer. They were more of an eyesore and safety concern than anything else. Did you see how easily they crumbled? They could have tied a chain to the bumper of a toyota corolla and pulled the building by the jail over.
Lucky

Lexington, KY

#6 Feb 26, 2013
Truth Master wrote:
Those buildings would have fallen down without any help if left much longer. They were more of an eyesore and safety concern than anything else. Did you see how easily they crumbled? They could have tied a chain to the bumper of a toyota corolla and pulled the building by the jail over.
. Amen brother !!! Why aren't these people who are bitching buying these buildings and fixing them themselves as a group? Because they don't want to spend their money or their effort on them because its not worth it. They always want to turn the taxpayers into slaves to do this stuff!!!!! If people really wanted them they had plenty of time to raise the money, to form a non profit to preserve them. They chose to do nothing so boo hoo to you! Shame on you for not doing anything to raise money shame on you for not getting off your ass to preserve your history! Don't blame us don't spend our hard earned money for something we don't want !
Danno

Williamson, WV

#7 Feb 26, 2013
Lucky wrote:
<quoted text>. Amen brother !!! Why aren't these people who are bitching buying these buildings and fixing them themselves as a group? Because they don't want to spend their money or their effort on them because its not worth it. They always want to turn the taxpayers into slaves to do this stuff!!!!! If people really wanted them they had plenty of time to raise the money, to form a non profit to preserve them. They chose to do nothing so boo hoo to you! Shame on you for not doing anything to raise money shame on you for not getting off your ass to preserve your history! Don't blame us don't spend our hard earned money for something we don't want !
I call B.S. on your comment. Anything would crumble easily under a multi ton bulldozer. People did not have plenty of time to save these buildings.
Lucky

Nicholasville, KY

#8 Feb 26, 2013
Danno wrote:
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I call B.S. on your comment. Anything would crumble easily under a multi ton bulldozer. People did not have plenty of time to save these buildings.

Excuse me your the BS person typical of your funny math!!! Come on ! Your the one who said these buildings were put on the list in 1976. Do you math!! Uhhhh 36 years ago and your telling me there was no time????? Uhhh a big bullshit to you!!!!! 36 years was plenty of time. How many preservation committees are you on how much money have you raised to buy these buildings with private money? Give me some numbers and facts of buildings that you have been involved in preserving. If your going to talk the talk you need to walk the walk. Also could you please tell me why 36 years was not enough time to save the building from demo. Also tell me the money on hand to pay for this how much did you all have?
butt lover

Richmond, KY

#9 Feb 26, 2013
i love me some butts. and im a huge fan anal intercourse.
City

Frankfort, KY

#10 Feb 26, 2013
Once again money talks. It is like the Lackey house and people saying, oh why wasn't it fixed and saved. Who wanted to put the money in that house? Obviously no one. I personally think it is all very sad but if you want to save it I don't think it should take 37 years to save anything.
Funny

Richmond, KY

#11 Feb 26, 2013
It is funny that I don't really see anybody complaining a lot that we destroy or don't support our physical pieces of history on here, but I see a bunch of people here and in the paper saying that the chance to save these buildings was missed and just get over it. That sounds like pre-emptive argument against a percieved public outrage against the fiscal court and the jailer for destroying history. Are you guilt driven or just supporters who are over sensitive to criticism of their favorite local elected crook?
Lucky

Lexington, KY

#12 Feb 27, 2013
Funny wrote:
It is funny that I don't really see anybody complaining a lot that we destroy or don't support our physical pieces of history on here, but I see a bunch of people here and in the paper saying that the chance to save these buildings was missed and just get over it. That sounds like pre-emptive argument against a percieved public outrage against the fiscal court and the jailer for destroying history. Are you guilt driven or just supporters who are over sensitive to criticism of their favorite local elected crook?
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honest

Constantine, MI

#13 Feb 27, 2013
People like to complain about things but they don't want to do anything to help. It costs a lot of money to restore a building. My suggestion the next time they are ready to demolish a building, put your money where your mouth is or shut up!
Lucky

Lexington, KY

#14 Feb 27, 2013
honest wrote:
People like to complain about things but they don't want to do anything to help. It costs a lot of money to restore a building. My suggestion the next time they are ready to demolish a building, put your money where your mouth is or shut up!
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Amen! I'm tired of being made a slave for others through the use of my tax dollars. My money always going to fund things that arnt practical. I love historic buildings I agree lets try to preserve them, but on private individuals dime. Not the taxpayers.
modern times

Lexington, KY

#15 Feb 27, 2013
i say knock em all down and put up a pawn shop, strip club, a liquor store, a smoke shop, and a few fast food places.
Not hard to understand

Richmond, KY

#16 Feb 27, 2013
It's more costly to repair these buildings than it is to tear them down and start from scratch. Most of them are unsafe at this point. Why is that hard for people to grasp? I advise those of you hung up on the past to take pictures. Take lots of them. 10 or so years from now downtown will look like an entirely different place.
Of Course

Richmond, KY

#17 Feb 27, 2013
It will also be renamed Worleyville and be mostly vacant.
good

Berea, KY

#18 Feb 27, 2013
Need to tear more down. Most of this town looks like a dump. I was riding in a car one day and fell asleep for a bit. When I awoke I asked what we were doing in Irvine.
longin

Richmond, KY

#19 Feb 27, 2013
correct. this town looks like garbage. the dividing line is madison garden. anything on the south side of that going down big hill or east main is disgusting.
Reality Knocking

Richmond, KY

#20 Feb 28, 2013
Sometimes it costs way more to bring crappy old building up to code than to get rid of them, starting over with something safe, efficient & otherwise better.

Restoring pretty old buildings is a nice notion, but often it's not practical, nor is it functional to whatever businesses might look to use such buildings. Inadequate wiring and communications lines, insufficient insulation from the elements, low-to-no storm and quake resistance... and good luck getting authorization from historical societies to modernize buildings once they are registered and "protected" from being made even the least bit useful.

It might have been worth the effort, were Richmond a tourist attraction, and such building be made into some sort of paid exhibit. But aside from a Civil War re-enactment, activities at the college, and people stopping for gas off of I-75, Richmond doesn't have the tourist throughput to justify any person or organization dumping cash into buildings that will yield no profit. Especially not if the space can be used for something potentially productive.

If my viewpoints upsets people's love for archaic structures, or doesn't support their on-going smear campaigns against members of the local government, then too bad.
Danno

Berea, KY

#21 Feb 28, 2013
Lucky wrote:
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Excuse me your the BS person typical of your funny math!!! Come on ! Your the one who said these buildings were put on the list in 1976. Do you math!! Uhhhh 36 years ago and your telling me there was no time????? Uhhh a big bullshit to you!!!!! 36 years was plenty of time. How many preservation committees are you on how much money have you raised to buy these buildings with private money? Give me some numbers and facts of buildings that you have been involved in preserving. If your going to talk the talk you need to walk the walk. Also could you please tell me why 36 years was not enough time to save the building from demo. Also tell me the money on hand to pay for this how much did you all have?
Learn how to read dipshit. They were listed on the historical registry in 1976. They have not been in danger since 1976. It was just recently that there was a threat which was not publicized so they were tore down before anyone knew what was going on.

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