Historic treasures deserve saving

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:11pm

Although most of the cities along the county line are relatively young, they nevertheless have historic treasures tucked away inside their borders.

In Shoreline, one of those treasures was recently threatened by the Aurora Corridor improvements.

One of the last remaining portions of Shoreline’s first paved road, the Red Brick Road, could have been destroyed when the city widens Aurora Avenue. But property owner Larry Steele announced he intends to keep the portion of the road intact and use it as a parking lot for his business.

We applaud Steele’s decision to keep the Red Brick Road intact. While it may not have the same historic significance as Pike Place Market or Pioneer Square, it — and others like it — are an important link to the community’s past, a visible sign of the city’s roots and a reminder of the pioneers who led us to where we are today.

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