Myers home a lost for Ashland, its history
Well, I guess congratulations are in order for the Ashland County Historical Society and the city of Ashland regarding the A.N. Myers home. It was a long fight, but in the end, with both entities against the Historic Preservation Board and the Center Street Historic District Association, they won, but the people and the history of Ashland lost again.
It’s funny that in this whole process, the people of the preservation board and Center Street were considered the villains. But I guess in a city like this, where preserving historical landmarks is considered a waste of money, it makes sense.
Just in the last few months Ashland has been blazing. What - about 16 century old homes have been destroyed and now another is facing the same fate.
It’s funny to watch the shows on HGTV and see how people in other parts of the country love and admire their rich histories and take pride in how their cities look. Shows like Dream Drives, Historic Homes, etc., showcase places that have done incredible things to preserve their history.
Ashland - we just burn everything down here, But why not? When we turn once beautiful streets into urban rot like Claremont to just name one. Claremont, Cottage, Sandusky and yes, even Center Street were once considered Dream Drives. Now - not even Center Street is worth the drive.
Like I say to all my neighbors with historic homes, take care of your own house and don’t worry about this city, nobody here cares.