Monday, November 20, 2006

"Historic Object"

I don't have time to comment, but did want to call attention to this story in today's Philadelphia Inquirer noting that "Mayor Street has nominated Thomas Eakins' masterpiece, The Gross Clinic, for protection under the city's historic preservation ordinance .... Designation as a 'historic object,' a rarely used category of the preservation code, would prevent the painting from being altered or moved without the express approval of the Philadelphia Historical Commission."