“The fact that the building is rich in history is of no consequence. That the building has tenanted a…”

““The fact that the building is rich in history is of no consequence. That the building has tenanted a great many of our state leaders who have gained national prominence is of no import. Nor are we concerned with the almost human personality of the building. Were it standing in a European city, it would probably be used for 50 or 100 more years; but, to Impatient America, it is merely a symbol of a former era and is standing in the path of the juggernaut. Progress.””

Don Giesy in the Oregonian, December 17 1933 writing about the Chamber of Commerce Building. via Cafe Unknown

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