HISTORIC: This is forever
| August 16, 2019 1:00 AM
I read with pride Kerri Thoreson’s column in the Aug. 14 issue of The Press entitled “Historic home worth preserving, celebrating.” Her recognition of the worth of preserving the structure that was once a strong part of her recollection of what was “home” strikes just the right note needed to rally our vibrant community into action.
Moving the J.C. White house will demonstrate the pride Coeur d’Alene has in its history. In its new location nestled next to the magnificent Tubbs Hill, the Museum of North Idaho will create a symbolic connection between our past and our future.
Adding to the White House two architecturally tasteful wings to serve as a state of the art museum will create a straight line connecting Tubbs Hill (the ancient past), the Museum (the historical past), City Hall (current history) and the Library (the promise of future great achievements). All this in the setting of a beautiful park, leading down to arguably the most beautiful lake in the country.
The Idaho state motto is “Esto Perpetua.” Nowhere in the state of Idaho do the citizens have the opportunity to come together to demonstrate their love of where we came from, who we are now and what we will become!
Esto Perpetua — indeed. This is Forever!