SOLD : Charles E. Roberts Stable -1896

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RJH
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SOLD : Charles E. Roberts Stable -1896

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fyi

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jlesshafft wrote:I hope for your benefit they turn it back into a stable. Heaven forbid that this travesty of FLW, using it for human residence be allowed to continue
good one!

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Adaptive reuse, while not ideal, is acceptable according to historic preservation standards. There is not much demand for horse barns in Oak Park at this time. However with global warming, that could change. In my opinion its current use as a residence is fine.
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Post by jlesshafft »

I agree. I think it's fine. As is pretty much any modification done in taste and in a fitting style, such as the Glore addition.

HOWEVER, others on this forum disagree vehemently, and think that their opinion(s) is/are the only one(s) that counts

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Isn't it often the case that more recent converts to any belief system are likely to be more "orthodox" (ie, strict) in their adherence to the tenets of the faith ? :wink:

Or would that be just another "ism," like s e x i s m or racism ? Call it historicism, maybe. . . So, I was being historicist in my categorical comment !

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Adaptive reuse, while not ideal, is acceptable according to historic preservation standards. There is not much demand for horse barns in Oak Park at this time. However with global warming, that could change. In my opinion its current use as a residence is fine.
I agree.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

In this instance especially the restoration to the original would not only be unnecessary, but almost surely impossible, since so little is known about it prior to Charles White's conversion. White himself is not to be dismissed altogether.

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Post by SDR »

Indeed.

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