Dillow House

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I have to take issue with Susan Harper's Feb. 1 letter concerning the Dillow House. Texas Wesleyan University is a great steward on the east side and has restored numerous structures on the campus. Reality says you can't save and restore them all.

The Historical and Cultural Landmarks Commission appeared at the zoning hearing to argue a procedural point, not to save this structure. The landmarks commission did say members believe the house could be restored within reasonable costs based on a drive-by survey of the property.

In November 2009, Innovative Developers provided TWU an estimated cost to restore the structure: $639,045. Three years and several fires later, we know that restoration would be more costly. I am sure TWU would welcome anyone from HCLC or those in the historic districts that stepped up with $750,000-plus to save this structure.

Blatantly arrogant and selfish ways are those that want to play Monday morning quarterback.

-- Douglas Henderson, President, East Fort Worth Business Association, Flower Mound

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