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Poor Little Rich Girl house demolition to be protested.

Local Perry Hall residents will gather Wednesday night to protest the demolition of another Historic Main Street House on Belair Road. The former "Poor Little Rich Girl" bridal shop is slated for demolition this week.

Have you had enough of this tearing down the history of Perry Hall for more strip shopping center development? Or worse simple parking lot expansion ...

Light Brigade Maryland is organizing this protest and will be on the sidewalk in front of 9105 Belair Road, Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

If you care about community involvement in this process, please join us. These decisions should not be decided by business owners alone.

What is good for Perry hall should be discussed by all of us in this community.

See the Facebook event for details. 

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Tony December 04, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Tear this turd down.
Neil B December 04, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Not sure what is so historic about it.
Gomer Pyle December 04, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Bulldoze this eyesore. For those of you that want it saved, where were you all of the years it stood there in a state of decay? Why were you not protesting earlier to have this building preserved or forcing the owner to repair it? PH does not need this heap of crap in the center of the community in its current condition, or as a pink nightmare as in the picture above.
Joseph Norman December 04, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I have to agree with the comment's above. The building has been an eyesore for a long time, has no historical significance that I am aware of, and sits on a valuable piece of real estate that the owner is entitled to improve how s/he sees fit (within the scope of zoning regulations) in order to benefit the neighborhood and generate profit. I do not understand the author's concern.
Emily Kimball (Editor) December 04, 2012 at 07:02 PM
UPDATE (Dec. 4, 1:57 p.m.)—Demolition of the former Poor Little Rich Girl bridal shop has been delayed at least two weeks to allow the structure to be bought or moved. Find updated information in the article, 'Poor Little Rich Girl' Demolition Delayed After Protest Planned - http://patch.com/A-0bVp
Renee December 04, 2012 at 07:30 PM
It is not pink, it is white. I'm not even sure when this pic was taken. I've lived here for 29 years and don't recall it being pink and purple! Not saying it wasn't, just don't remember when. It is falling apart and yes, they should have thought about saving it before it got into this state of despair.
Nicole K. December 04, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I totally agree with the previous commentors. Where was this group or effort when it was sold previously or when its neighboring property was torn down? What about the carriage house. I'm all for historic preservation and live in a restored stone house myself. But, the sentiment is right - who is going to buy this, invest in it to fix it up and have it be a worthwhile property right in the center of the community? No one. How about we work collectively to put our efforts into worthwhile preservation projects such as the mansion and other identified properties with a chance?
Tim December 04, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Yep, I agree with the posters here. It's been sitting there for years now. How is this eyesore good for the community? ...and what's an extra two weeks going to do? If someone wanted it, they'd have bought it by now - unless they are going to be pressured into doing so now?
Gomer Pyle December 04, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Renee, I was refering to the photo-shopped picture on this website of the house in which the author colored it pink.
FIFA December 04, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Sometimes history needs tearing down Mark. As you were a proponent of tearing down a history old tradition of marriage, which I supported. You now stand with a old disgusting looking building. Seems hypocritical to me.
Doug Wood December 05, 2012 at 02:44 AM
...and can someone tell us what is historic about this house....did someone significant live there???....did something important happen there???....or is it just an old house!!!!????

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