Letter: For the love of Pete, don't tear down the Moorhead Public Library
In a recent column, Mike McFeely asked readers to imagine a "modern library where the current Moorhead public library, built in 1961, sits." I really can't bring myself to do it. It hurts too much.
The current Moorhead Public Library building is a solid, classic example of mid-century modern architecture. Additionally, it is situated directly behind the Rourke Art Gallery and Museum. With it's abundant natural light and wide-open floor plan, it would make a great space for working artist studios, something for which many artists in Moorhead have been clamoring for years now.
I have nothing against a new, "modern" library. But for the love of Pete, please don't tear down such a fine example of mid-century modern architecture. Please don't erase all of our past, again. I really do believe we'd come to regret it, just as we now regret razing the turn-of-the-century buildings that once lined Center Avenue and made up the core of our city.