SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 1, 2013

Beauty is in the eye of the bottom line|Letter: Beauty is in the eye of the bottom line


The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

I was horrified to see the handsome brick buildings that lined River Street in Beverly being demolished. They were a beautiful representation of how a powerful company can value visually important historic buildings, or not.

While the Goat Hill access to the city of Beverly is not the most highly traveled, it none the less is an important gateway.

In the past, those buildings and their connection to the past made it easier for me to connect with that faceless company as they represented a vestige of local pride and stewardship. Now all that is left is an eyeful of yard stuff and no counterpoint of attractiveness.

Jeffrey Laaff

Salem