NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 11, 1978
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(Studio) Report on incring. interest of public in preserving, rather than tearing down old bldgs.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Madison, IN) Beginning of preservation of old bldgs. with restoration of places like president homes, such as George Washington's Mt. Vernon in Mt. Vernon, Virginia, noted. Later idea of preserving neighborhood bldgs. as living areas, like Brooklyn Heights, Ny, examined. Landmarks Preservation Commission mentioned. Newer idea of preserving old bldgs. for new purposes outlined. Exs. given are present apt. building on Boston's Long Wharf in what used to be warehouse, New York City public library branch, and former trolley barn-turned shopping mall in Salt Lake City. Latest historic preservation movement in smaller American towns' attempts to restore main street cited. Madison, IN, given as example [National Trust for Historic Preservation spokesperson Tom MORIARITY - discusses reasons for preserving old architecture.] Moriarity's job described. [MORIARITY - says it's often cheapest to preserve what is there than try to renovate to match architecture of 1950's and 1960's.] [Madison RESIDENTS - think movement is great.]
REPORTER: Betty Rollin