50’s Preservation has it’s challenges

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Arapahoe Acres is the first Post World-War II residential subdivision listed as a historic district in the Nation Register of Historic Places.

But according to a March 5th article in the Denver Post “Last summer, Arapahoe Acres was named an “At-Risk Landscape” by the Cultural Landscapes Foundation of Washington, D.C., because of an increasing number of botched renovations, from removal of classic carports to covering original brick facades with stucco.” (Read more: Englewood’s Arapahoe Acres is beloved for its historic look, but not by all newcomers – The Denver Post )

So, when does Preservation cross the line into personal expression?

 

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