I read with disbelief your editorial “1927 school, 2013 reality” about the old Boynton Beach high school, in which you strongly suggested that demolition would have to be an option if the city commission rejected the financing plan for the latest proposal. I found it even more difficult to accept after you mentioned other important structures such as the Harriet Himmel Theater and the 1916 courthouse that were saved in Palm Beach County against similarly difficult odds.
Even the rebuilt casino is, with the Cultural Council office and other community redevelopment agency projects, turning Lake Worth into a great town again, anchored by its history. Why can’t Boynton Beach be like Lake Worth or Delray Beach? Why must we tear down one of the three great historic buildings downtown? Because of a poorly conceived and expensive plan that would have ruined the historic character of the old high school and compromised the historic setting of the old elementary school/children’s museum?
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