Thursday, November 13, 2014
Yesterday's morning newspaper indicated that some residents of picturesque Tangletown in St Paul are unhappy because the new owners of this 104 year-old-house plan to tear it down and rebuild. The former owner claims she never would have sold it had she known their plans. Apparently that was not the original intention but remodeling the structure would be prohibitive. Neighbors want to conserve the vintage character of the neighborhood. Interesting dilemma for all concerned. Apparently there has been a recent trend in some places where homes are purchased, torn down and the new houses do not fit into the tradition of the neighborhoods. In this instance, the irony is that one of the new owners is head of conservation for the Minnesota Historical Society!