getting an epic fail on preservation in exton (west whiteland)

Sometimes photos just have to stand alone without much commentary. I have taken these photos because I am shocked at the continued deterioration of the historic farmhouse and outbuildings at Exton Main Street in West Whiteland Township.

I had always heard part of the deal for this mall was preservation of these structures and not demolition by neglect? Is it just me or is this actually demolition by neglect? WTF West Whiteland Township? Are you all so salivating over there in the township building at the prospect of more apartments or some other form of Tyvec-wrapped boxes that you can’t see what should smack you in the face since the township building is right there???

Epic preservation fail.

2 thoughts on “getting an epic fail on preservation in exton (west whiteland)

  1. It was obvious from the begining the remaining historic structures were not going to be used It became obious recently that demolition was imanent. Typically historic preservation credits expire after 10 years or so. As a former archaeologist and current history teacher I find this sort of thing painful but difficult to stop.

  2. It was obvious from the beginning that the remaining historic structures were not going to be used. It was obvious recently that demolition of the historic structures was imanent. Typically historic preservation credits expire after about 10 years. As a former archaeologist and current history teacher it upsets me but these things are difficult to stop unless you are involved from the beginning. We lack an understanding of and appreciation for the past.

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