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Re: Avon Historical Hysteria
Don't be too eager to send the bulldozers in just yet. One of the things that has made Avon a unique and desirable place to live is that it still tries to maintain its ties to its past. Avon was long known as a farm town with nothing but churches, bars, antique stores, and greenhouses. Times have changed indeed, and I think that is good and for the benefit of the community. Progress and development should not be stopped, but it should be controlled. One of the reasons places like Bay and Rocky River have managed to maintain some sense of distinction and class is that they have worked to preserve their early history and heritage. Avon could easily have become another Ridgeville or Sheffield, but thankfully it did not. At the same time people like Avon for what it is and in a way, what it used to be, a sleepy little farm town. I think that any building in town that has any kind of historical value (and that may mean we need to define 'historical') is of value to the people of Avon. I for one, wouldn't like to see every old building in sight torn down to make way for a new parking lot or Wal Mart. Sometimes buildings do need to be renovated or moved. The Old Avon Village does a good job in helping to preserve old buildings that otherwise would be trashed. A town like Avon owes alot to its history. We should support doing what can be done to preserve its sense of identity.