“Almost every local historic district created in the United States over the last century has been a grass-roots community effort by people who loved their houses and wanted to protect their investment in those houses…Eliminating local historic districts does more than threaten the property values we have worked so hard to maintain and the beauty we have struggled to conserve. It threatens the local control and self-determination that make our communities real communities.” – Vincent Michael

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