Re-using buildings enriches Oak Park

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Your column on preservation really captured the reasons why re-using old buildings enriches a community [Moving ahead, honoring the past, Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, March 20].

I totally agree about the improved Walgreens and Sugar Beet —every time I drive by, I think what if that corner had gotten the average dumpy Walgreens?

And Hill Motor Sales has such a handsome façade and fascinating connection to Madison's past as Auto Row.

I just heard that Hill Motor was selected as one of Illinois' 12 most endangered historic places. Maybe that will open a few more eyes. After all, here in Oak Park, Frank Lloyd Wright is our #1 industry, and a clean one at that. 

Let's keep expanding that ethos all over town. 

Karen Heller

Oak Park

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