as a historic preservation consultant, i see why the preservation organization wants to keep the mural in the courthouse. it was painted by the wpa and is part of the building, and moving it to another location would remove it from its "historic context" and remove part of the building's "history" mr callow said a mouthful when he suggested they leave the painting where it is, so the people can learn from their mistakes and "never again" ...

the problem is that the wpa artists were commissioned to paint such a painting. its unfortunate that there are people who heald and still hold those ideals close to their hearts. i was a a dunkin donuts this morning and there was a guy with the "stars and the bars" proudly displayed on his car. kind of made me sick.

i meant murals, not paintings ...
sorry ...