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July 18, 2013

Editorial: Let's not allow the Wigwam to become a dangerous eyesore

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To these folks, tearing down the Wigwam would be tantamount to destroying an important chapter of Anderson's rich history.

So, the Wigwam stands waiting for a purpose — or a demise. Meanwhile, vandals have become fond of the place while weeds grow up around it and time takes its steady toll. Some worry that the 1997 fire that destroyed the rest of the old Anderson High School facility, which stood with the Wigwam, could be repeated, posing grave danger to neighbors and firefighters.

What's to be done about the Wigwam? Nobody has the answer right now, but it's up to the City of Anderson and Anderson Community Schools to seek solutions. So far, they don't have anything to show for their efforts and, in fact, no signs that they have made a sincere effort to solve the Wigwam puzzle.

One thing's for sure, the longer the Wigwam stands empty, the more it will slip from the heights of its historic significance toward the sad fate of becoming nothing more than a colossal eyesore.

In summary What's to be done about the Wigwam? Nobody has the answer right now, but it's up to the City of Anderson and Anderson Community Schools to seek solutions.

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