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01/11/2014 12:00 AM

01/10/2014 7:11 PM

Tearing down the magnificent old Post Office building is unthinkable. Having been built in 1933, it is indeed old and should be preserved as such. We must protect our heritage. When you destroy a beautiful old building, you destroy part of your history.

The article which ran Jan. 3 should have included a photograph of the top of one of the columns with the longhorn heads, along with the photos of the beautiful interior.

Businessmen can be very short-sighted, seeing only the quick dollar today, not the future. Consider this: if it were not for the San Antonio Conservation Society, the Alamo would have been torn down in the early 1900’s to make more space for commerce. And the San Antonio River would have been rerouted around the city to make room for more commerce as well. Enough said.

Please value what is unique to Fort Worth. This wonderful old building would be a landmark and a city hall unlike any other. Whatever the cost, in the long run it would be worth it, and would pay off by contributing to what is special about our great city.

— Marcelle Houston Borgers, Fort Worth

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