Old Post Office deserves use

The Old Post Office building in Lexington — also known as former locations for the Lexington Library and Arts United for Davidson County — deserves a better fate. The building has sat vacant since 2009 after Arts United moved to a new location. A Washington, D.C., lawyer bought it in 2012.

Therein lies part of the problem. The lawyer, Lillian S. Hardy, doesn’t live in Davidson County. She was within her rights, of course, to purchase the structure from the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, which bought it from Davidson County. But the structure seems to be out of sight, out of mind, while local residents drive by it on a regular basis.

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(Lexington Dispatch, 7/8/2016)