In a message dated 98-10-05 11:23:32 EDT, you write:
> Well, I know the "theme" of last year's National Trust conference
> (registration for which is far beyond my means) was preservation as
> economic development. As was the theme of Ohio's statewide preservation
> conference. This, coincidentally, follows the "resignation" of our State
> Historic Preservation Officer some three years ago -- the comment from the
> Governor's press secretary at the time was that preservation was perceived
> as an obstacle to economic development in Ohio. Are we the exception?
Does it really matter what preservation is called as long as the end result is
acheived? I mean... if reinventing historic preservation as an economic
development strategy will ensure that the practice and policy of historic
preservation are instituted, then what does it matter? Perhaps I'm cavalier,
but I don't care if they call it Sam, just as long as the buildings stay
standing. A rose by any other name, yada yada yada.