2012-04-12 / Editorial

Scattering Seeds

BY JOHN A. MURPHY

It is great to witness the preservation of Jamestown’s heritage via the rehabilitation of its fine stock of old homes and commercial buildings.

A good example of this encouraging trend is Nick DiGiando’s loving restoration of the old “seat weaving” and auto repair building across from the Holy Ghost hall on Narragansett Avenue.

Nick’s years-in-the-execution of sprucing up that building and its grounds has created a fine addition to the transition area one passes through when going from the “village,” our town’s commercial district, to the very special West Ferry neighborhood.

Respect for the varied styles of our older buildings, and, especially, maintaining their modest scale and size, are important values. When property owners do this of their own volition, they deserve to be commended.

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