Historic English Pub Under Threat

31 Mar

If you’re in the Springfield area, you probably followed the story of the Allis Mansion on the grounds of Mercy Hospital and how the Springfield Preservation Trust managed to forestall the demolition of the building through a petition and news coverage.

There’s a similarly-threatened early 19th century pub in England that a local museum (YES, A MUSEUM!!) wants to demolish in order to construct a modern concrete and glass restaurant. Historic preservation is important everywhere — even if you’ll never step foot in England, it’s very important that the built environment and the lives that passed through those buildings is remembered and preserved. Here’s a blog post about the situation and here’s a petition to save the Marquis of Landsdowne. They need 900+ more votes, please take a moment to sign the petition if preservation and history matter to you.


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