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    Posted: Jun 29 2007 at 10:19am

The Citizens for Historic and Preservation Services (CHAPS) are getting together with the public on 07/03/2007 to discuss ways to save the now vacant Carnegie Library building in Middletown Ohio.

 

To read more see the CHAPS Press Release on MiddletownUSA.com.

 

To read more about Andrew Carnegie and the more than 2,500 libraries he built visit his bio page on Wikipedia.

 

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I hate to see beautiful buildings demolished. This would be a tragedy, but I expect it will happen.
 
No market for old buildings these days.
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An article in today's Journal shows that there is interest in saving the library with money behind that interest.

Check it out: http://www.middletownjournal.com/hp/content/oh/story/news/local/2007/08/14/mj081407library.html
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Too expensive to fix up. Easier to tear down.
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Originally posted by John Beagle John Beagle wrote:

Too expensive to fix up. Easier to tear down.


People will go through a lot of money to keep something they feel has significant historic value, though. I'm not sure the old library has enough historic significance to be worth spending a lot of money on, but I'm not exactly a history preservation enthusiast either.
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It's hard to put a price on our heritage.

 

I just wonder if the building would even be in this situation had it been a little closer to downtown where it seams quite acceptable to spend money to keep the town looking nice.

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CHAPS is still taking action to save Middletown's Carnegie library. If you're interested in helping you should read our latest update.
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