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Historic Buildings

Survey/Feature

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The Question

Are you satisfied with the historic building conservation in the community?

Yes or No?

Results

Yes 41.25%
No 58.75%
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Can't understand why some buildings  aren't designated as historic  for  example Grosvenors.

 Hopefully the  Southampton historical train station can be preserved on site or moved and  preserved. To me this is a Town  historical icon!

Does not appear to be any plan to  decide what has historic significance  how it can be conserved and what it  will be used for. Examples Walker  House and Pavilion municipality was  against but groups got together and  did the work. Not a good way to go  about it

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For instance the railroad station in  Southampton should be preserved instead  of being torn down to make room condos

Historical buildings define the character of a community by providing a tangible link to the past and possibilities of the conceivable future. As such we need to get a mitt and get in the game in order to preserve continuity and build a vision for the future of our community.

I am not happy with the current funding  for the conservation of this wonderful  community but it is up to us 'the  community' to get together and do more  if we want it to be better! Let's get  together on this

It has seemed to me for some time it  depends on who you are or who you know  as to what you can get away with when  disposing of historic buildings in  Saugeen Shores .. look at the Breakers  for instance what a crying shame that  was when they destroyed those  buildings in Southampton!

It would be wonderful to see something  done to join the Old Town Hall and the  Art Gallery. A fresh appeal to a  valued structure with meeting space on  a green!

Places where heritage buildings are preserved and protected increase the value of the surrounding real estate. It's a simple matter of supply and demand. Older buildings are a precious and limited commodity and there just aren't that many left.

Southampton Town Hall is always at the  bottom of the list.

Southampton Train Station is becoming  a perfect example of a NO vote in this  survey.

Stop covering all the downtown  buildings in siding and paint. How  about a tax incentive for building  ownwers willing to restore the  original facades of their buildings  Click here and enter

There is little evidence that  conservation of historic buildings is  present or appreciated.

Too much unsympathetic development  with no regard for existing historical  buildings especially in Southampton  i.e. PharmaPlus Is the old railway  station soon to be gone too?

What building conservation? The old train station?

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