To The Editor:

Some of those who are praising the quality of Washington’s historic buildings need to take a closer look at them.

Some are in a good state of historic preservation, but most are not. The evidence is in the details. Preservation and remodeling are not the same.

Some of the bad examples are: Shutters falling apart, Christmas lights around windows, etc., remaining in place throughout the year, window openings covered with a sheet of glass instead of the original two over two double window sashes, window replacements with the incorrect number of original panes in each sash, bricks partially or completely filling in window openings and more.

Attention to these details would do a lot toward improving the appearance of our town and be one in which we could genuinely take more pride.

Editor’s Note: Name withheld per request.