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Letters Extra: Upstream on Canoe House plan

Everything about the idea to renovate the Canoe House for Temple rowers would be another big mistake the park, for Temple, and for all the people who love to use the river at that spot but are not rowers.

Letters Extra: Upstream on Canoe House plan

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CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer

Taking the historic East Park Canoe House and doing the brutal alterations to fit 10 or more 60-foot rowing shells inside, stacked high in a building designed for 16-foot-long canoes, with everything else Temple Crew will need, is not a sympathetic treatment of this important Fairmount Park building. Everything about the idea would be another big mistake the park, for Temple, and for all the people who love to use the river at that spot but are not rowers.

 -Gardner Cadwalader, Philadelphia, gacadwalader@gmail.com

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