Frank Lloyd Wright building destroyed in Whitefish

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Frank Lloyd Wright building destroyed in Whitefish

Postby mattB » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:43 am

Very sad story in Whitefish, one of the few Frank Lloyed Wright designed buildings in Montana was destroyed overnight by a greedy developer who refused to work with the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Foundation, or the Montana Preservation Foundation, and brought in a backhoe and destroyed the building..

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Re: Frank Lloyd Wright building destroyed in Whitefish

Postby PeteE » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:59 am

mattB wrote:Very sad story in Whitefish, one of the few Frank Lloyed Wright designed buildings in Montana was destroyed overnight by a greedy developer who refused to work with the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Foundation, or the Montana Preservation Foundation, and brought in a backhoe and destroyed the building..

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"Greedy developer"?
You know that for a "fact" do you Matt? Disparage people based on an article by a group who have an obvious bias?
Has there been a Constitutional Amendment passed repealing "private property rights"?
That would be news to me.
Mick Ruis has the absolute right to sell that property to whomever he wants.
It's a done deal already.
The preservation society people need to get over it; it's gone.
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I would suggest this be moved to the political section since it's a very controversial and political topic, but...
This issue has nothing to do with GNP.

pete :wink:

PS
I've been in that building a number of times. Sure, it's a FLW building.
But really, as a practical matter not every building on the NHR can be saved "forever".
That's just silly.
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Re: Frank Lloyd Wright building destroyed in Whitefish

Postby Carol Lynn » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:39 pm

It's always sad when historic buildings are torn down or lost to nature, no matter the reasons.
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