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Ines Hegedus-Garcia 14th May, 2009

Susan
Unfortunately, what you describe happens in a lot of places, even those cities that are "historically considerate". Miami Shores went through a period of siting homes with dirty Cuban Tile Roofs and it took a good scare from an attorney for the city to get education about the damage of pressure cleaning historic tile.

It only takes involvement from the community to make changes - it may be something to present to the South Florida Historic Society to see if they can help.

Instead of giving up, I hope you find the right individuals to present to your local boards and change your zoning codes and educate them about historic materials.