• Preservation Matters

    An Editorial by Lori B Law The rumble resonated through the Motor Palace, shaking the walls. I ran to the front window and looked out to see a plume of dust rising to the sky from First Street. Demolition of the J.X. Woods Building had begun. I grabbed my camera and headed outside, staying through most of the day as bit-by-bit, the walls crumbled under the machinery. Saying goodbye to one of the oldest buildings in town with its distinctive facade and rich history made me intensely sad, but old buildings, like old people, disintegrate if they aren’t properly cared for—and this one had been neglected for far too many…