The old phrase 'They don't build 'em like that anymore'
certainly holds true. Buildings like this represent not only a construction
project completed, they represent a culture of values and integrity and quality.
Many buildings built with modern technology will never last this long - one
housing development close to us, the foundations were pulling apart at the
corners within three years.We live in a 125 year old house - it
needs maintenance, sure, but just about everything in the structure is a
testament to the the hearts that build it - they were building for the future;
not just getting by for the moment. People need to experience these buildings
to understand that such structures have a soul as well.
I think it would be very cool to have a history of each significant church
building being built even today so that we could look back and see all the
history and spiritual experiences around each one. It is so nice to see the new
Fort Collins Temple being built from the ground up. Sacred edifices are
symbolic of spiritual strength and refuge from the spiritual storms that are
being waged all around us.
Glad to see these significant buildings preserved!