Save the Rebeiz Residence from Demolition (The Little Red House) & Finance its rennovation
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As you all know, the Legacy and Heritage identity of Beirut is vanishing at an exponential and eerie rate. With heritage houses worthy of being preserved for generations to learn about Beirut's valuable heritage houses and residences that are of great historical value are being threatened and demolished for the sake of worthless commercial buildings.
We would greatly need to preserve our heritage and our timeless treasures for generations, and to ultimate preserve our heritage. There are less than 300 heritage homes that exist in Beirut today, after there were over 1,600 of them, where the rest have been demolished and wiped off the Beirut Landscape.
One of the most prominent heritage houses threatened by demolition is the Rebeiz Residence, located in the heart of Hamra area in Beirut. This unique structure has been a visiting point for prominent people, and has served as a unique and beautifully artistic reflection of true Lebanese heritage.
The Little Red House (Rebeiz Residence) is now up for sale, and I'm very sure that whomever will buy the property will run to the ground for the sake of constructing something that will erase the history of this unique location and heritage site.
There is so much that can be done with this place, as it can be a great venue for galleries, events, and poetic events, and much more, and must be preserved.
We hereby request and advocate the relevant authorities, including the Lebanese Ministry of Culture, Lebanese Shura Council, the Municipality of Beirut and HE the Minister of Culture to make all the needed efforts to finance the restoration and preservation of this unique house to maintain it and keep it.
This immediate and loud call for action is greatly needed because the Little Red House is now in great danger of becoming extinct. This is a call for not only this location, but a clear and direct demand that the aforementioned authorities do something about it and save our heritage.
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