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Worthy of being saved

Dear Editor:My husband and I have been coming to Aspen for many years. Our children and grandchildren are as comfortable there as we are. Although we have often heard about places that are better and will become the new skiers’ paradise, we have yet to find anything to equal the authenticity of the town, the quality of the skiing on its four mountains or the variety of its flavors which include art, education forums and the unrivaled opportunities to experience musical performances.That is why we are very dismayed to hear that one of Aspen’s special places, the Hearthstone House, may be torn down to be replaced by condominiums. It seems puzzling that when most of Frank Lloyd Wright’s distinctive creations are being lovingly saved and carefully restored, this special building, built by Wright’s school, may be razed rather than preserved as a historic landmark.While it may not be on the scale of the Wheeler Opera House or the Hotel Jerome, it is equally as worthy to be accorded their special status in Aspen. In our view, it would be shortsighted and not in Aspen’s best interest to do otherwise. Harold and Carole HoldenFranklin Lakes, NJ

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