WPR News
9:39 am
Thu December 7, 2006

Scholar Says Old School Buildings Don't Deserve Wrecking Ball

Laramie, WY – A historic preservation scholar continues to be concerned that old school buildings are becoming victims of the wrecking ball. Mary Humstone, who also teaches at the University of Wyoming in the American Studies program adds that the new school plans shows that newer is not always better. Humstone has always contended that in many cases it is cheaper to update older buildings, but she says the state encourages new construction. She says such plans can change if local residents speak up.