The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.


Published: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Everett


Removal of bricks breaks contract

The removal of the memorial bricks from the Everett Performing Arts Center was the most insensitive, unconscionable, incomprehensible decision imaginable.
The big is question is why.
Both Julie Muhlstein's column, "Centennial bricks get tossed in Everett plaza project," and the editorial "Preserving a city's history" and heritage decried the loss, and unlike others, this one was deliberate and pointless.
Surely the least amount of imagination could have incorporated them into the plaza. They even removed the bricks under the overheard entrance door thresholds, this same level now covered in black cement. Why? I attended the "Big River" show and was saddened by the sight. The nostalgic bricks would have made an interesting addition to the plaza. Is it not the desire that plaza construction include interesting attractions as an incentive to encourage use?
As a volunteer during the Everett Centennial celebration, I spent many hours dispensing those bricks. My family and I purchased a dozen or more, and some of those other stories were very touching indeed. I see these bricks as private property, bought and paid for and promised permanent perpetuity. They took our money then threw out the product; I question the legality of such a move.
George C. Deane
Everett
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...

Herald Editorial Board

Jon Bauer, Opinion Editor: jbauer@heraldnet.com

Carol MacPherson, Editorial Writer: cmacpherson@heraldnet.com

Neal Pattison, Executive Editor: npattison@heraldnet.com

Josh O'Connor, Publisher: joconnor@heraldnet.com

Have your say

Feel strongly about something? Share it with the community by writing a letter to the editor. Send letters by e-mail to letters@heraldnet.com, by fax to 425-339-3458 or mail to The Herald - Letters, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We'll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 250 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it. If your letter is published, please wait 30 days before submitting another. Have a question about letters? Contact Carol MacPherson at cmacpherson@heraldnet.com or 425-339-3472.