Film project saves RTC regardless of outcome [UPDATED]Published 9:50am Thursday, April 11, 2013 Updated 11:53am Thursday, April 11, 2013
While the future of the Regional Treatment Center is unclear, change to the Fergus Falls landmark seems inevitable. With this in mind, a group of local residents has asked the City Council for permission to preserve the history and architecture of the facility in the form of photographs, and we at the Daily Journal think this is a fantastic idea.
This is a relatively simple project that would keep the memory of the RTC alive even if the building itself were torn down. We hope the City Council understands the significance of this project and allows Project Kirkbride organizers to follow through with the preservation effort.
We never look back at historic events, buildings and times and wish we had fewer photos. Preservation of the facility in the form of photographs will be important for future generations of Fergus Falls residents.
We would like to see the group bring in the $4,000 it needs to get the project started, and we encourage community members to chip in.
The RTC will always be an important part of Fergus Falls history, and even if change is imminent, memories of the landmark can live forever. We hope the City Council will accommodate Project Kirkbride in this endeavor.