It’s hard to believe.
Garden City voters are being asked again to decide the fate of St. Paul’s School. This time they’ll decide whether to borrow millions of dollars to demolish this nationally recognized historic landmark.
On April 27, the village will ask voters whether they favor borrowing $3.75 million to fund demolition of the architectural landmark that the village has often tried but failed to preserve for new uses.
This landmark structure is part of a religious complex envisioned by founder A.T. Stewart in the 1890s. It lies at the center of one of the most beautiful planned communities in the nation.
Before voting, Garden City citizens should visit St. Paul’s, though they won’t be able to see its magnificent interiors, as we did some years ago–especially its celebrated chapel. But they can make a virtual visit, thanks to websites maintained by the Garden City Historical Society and the Committee to Save St. Paul’s.
They need to see what a gem the village owns before casting their votes.
We hope Garden City voters turn out in large numbers to send a message that they want their village to persevere in preserving St. Paul’s, not destroy it.