Boyd letter: Good to see historic renovations in VW

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Emily Pollok’s article regarding the restoration of three old homes in Van Wyck by Karen Andrade was so inspiring, to see there is someone with a vision for historic properties.
I look at Indian Land and there is no longer a sense of the town’s history. It’s been destroyed by apartments, mass housing, gas stations, many businesses a few feet off the road, more traffic with no vision of a needed road system. All thanks to unqualified people approving/making poor decisions.
There is nothing here now to say: “I love the community’s appearance!”
I have to compare it to Rock Hill’s Main Street or Fort Mill’s Main Street or Waxhaw with their wonderful preservation of old buildings.
The Catawba River area may have a chance to keep its beauty. Hats off to Andrade for seeing something special in these homes.
C. Boyd
Indian Land