Editorial: What's the value of historic buildings? (June 1, 2022)


June 1, 2022

Sweet Home, unlike some neighboring communities, is not blessed with a multitude of classy old buildings.

For much of its history, this town has been largely focused on getting ‘er done, primarily getting timber out of the woods to a waiting world. Practicality has been a major controlling factor in city planning and, frankly, architecture.

We have a few buildings that are more than 30 or 40 years old, (including the one in which The New Era is located), but – speaking frankly – they generally lack the regal presence of some in downtown Lebanon or Albany.

But those buildings repres...

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