The Politics of Historic Districts: A Primer for Grassroots Preservation by William E. Schmickle. Excerpt: "Can you blame the developers for being exasperated? As one critic (Rex Curry) reasonably charges, preservationists who come late to the game "shirk responsibility. [They] do not plan ahead, but wait until new construction nears and then cry for government to intervene." (at page 20-21). The quote is from this web page http://rexcurry.net/historic.html
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