29 Mar 2012

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

The ghostsigns on this flour mill have sparked debate over the desirability of a whitewashing as part of planned developments.  In this article [Link expired], 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?