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By Jennie Dickinson
The Times 

Guest Comment: Historic Districts Are Important for Our Community


I am writing to express my concern regarding the proposed action to dissolve the residential historic districts in the City of Dayton and to ask my fellow homeowners in these districts to reconsider this decision.

I am wearing two hats while writing this – one as the owner of a home in the Southside Historic District, and one as a person who has attempted to promote tourism and business development in Columbia County for the last 17 years.

Historic Preservation has been a huge catalyst in the economic diversification of our community and the revitalization of our town. Prior to the big t...

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