measure of one’s life is sometimes said to be the collection
of friends we amass.
What then is the measure of a city’s life?
What is it that sets a memorable city apart from
the rest? I
believe it is a sense of history, of a definable lineage
that outwardly demonstrates a city’s resolve to express
its pride and exuberance in its architecture.
historic downtown commercial buildings are being resurrected
to the delight of our community.
It is equally important that we also preserve the
few residential treasures within the city.
of the most important and truly splendid historical homes
is the prairie style Langford-Kingston home currently
struggling for its life.
Without this home a piece of our heritage will
never be told, except through a book.
Its possible demolition due to lack of community
support would be a tragedy since they’ve already raised
over half of the needed funds.
The relocation of this beautiful home across from
the Burroughs home will create an inspiring gateway into
our downtown from Palm Beach
The benefit of moving this home goes beyond preservation;
it will allow the Burroughs home to expand its functions,
activities and thus revenues.
I urge all the citizens of
to help in this fundraising effort.
Donate $25 to move a brick or $100 to move a window.
Send checks to:
Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1035
Fort Myers , Fl 33902-1035
visit the website at www.Moveabrick.org
we can save this home and keep a magnificent friend from