In 1985 I bought a small house in the Cedmont neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore.

At the time, I knew nothing about Formstone ("Formstone would be banned on new buildings under proposal," Dec. 1). I have found it to be beautiful, especially up close when it includes subtle shades of pale pink, blue, and gray with sparkles.

Several years ago, a storm damaged a small piece of Formstone. I had some difficulty finding a person who could repair it properly, and I am pleased the Formstone artist blended in the new with the old.

Baltimore has many charms we can all enjoy, and I'm very pleased to live here and have a unique home.

Sue Fitzsimmons, Baltimore