Save the Mechanic

Robert Moses told Baltimore to put a highway through Mount Vernon Square. Aren't you glad Baltimore did not listen?

William Donald Schaefer and every public official in Maryland wanted to put an interstate highway through Fell's Point that would have run inches from the Fish Market, the Power Plant, the Shot Tower and the Carroll Mansion. Aren't you glad preservationists (and the National Historic Preservation Act) said "no?" Isn't a revitalized Inner Harbor East better?

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: Save the Morris Mechanic Theatre. Learn from others' mistakes.

To quote John Kenneth Galbraith, "The preservation movement has one great curiosity. There is never any retrospective controversy or regret. Preservationists are the only people in the world who are invariably confirmed in their wisdom after the fact."

Nancy Schamu, Baltimore

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