To paint or not to paint: preservation debate over Tempe ‘eyesore’


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The ghostsigns on this flour mill have sparked debate over the desirability of a whitewashing as part of planned developments.  In this article, local architect Robert Graham makes the case for the ghostsigns:

“To paint over these features would be like refinishing a treasured piece of antique furniture — it may make it look ‘like new,’ but is that really the highest value?”

Where do you stand on this case?

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