How much is too much preservation in Ukrainian Village?

Click for larger imageYo’s truly likes old homes, and the nice thing about Ukrainian Village is that so many early 20th century homes have been preserved through the efforts of the local alderman and residents. But how much preservation is too much? Does landmarking have the effect of stifling creativity and encouraging an insidious homogeneity? This Ukrainian Village home stands out because of its distinctive trim, but many of the houses in the neighborhood look very similar without being particularly architcturally distinct. Is it a case of neighbors getting a little paranoid about the onslaught of cookie-cutter condos? Is there a middle ground? Yo wants to hear what you think.

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