I grew up in Saginaw and it's sad to see all these old houses torn down, you should restore them instead! I remember growing up and the stories told about this house, my dad was a storyteller, he liked educating me on Saginaw's History.
I was always fascinated by this house when I was a child. As an adult I had the pleasure of taking care of owner while she was in hospital. Her love of animals warmed my heart and the stories she could tell about her past and this home were wonderful. Linda Atkins
I remember Rosemary from being an Adoption Partner for cats and dogs at the Saginaw Petsmart probably 15 years ago. She had sought me out to talk to and I had helped her place a few kitties that she had saved, and grew to know her. I didn't realize at that time where she lived, but had heard about the house. Now I am 67 years old and have grown to have a great respect for these old buildings. I crave to walk through these old buildings, what stories they could tell. If all of these old buildings are gone, what do we show & tell our children about how things were way back then. I do not live in Saginaw but live in Clare and with that being said, it really doesn't matter where someone lives if they can help people realize that these old houses, barns or other buildings, can tell the stories of our pasts. Please keep this part of so many of our lives.
I am a former Saginaw native and I do fiscally understand the incentive to tear down historic structures rather than maintain them. However, I believe that in doing so something is lost that transcends dollars. Imagine life without the Thomas Edison House, Mount Vernon Estate, Jamestown Church or House of the the Seven Gables. While the historic Washington St. mansion may never match these structures in national significance, it still contains a rich local history that tourists and natives would enjoy. An ambience photos could never capture and the right marketing strategy could utilize to bring those lost dollars in hand over fist. This structure needs attention, dedication and vision - not a bulldozer.