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I live in a beautiful older home in the College Hill Neighborhood in Pullman, Washington. Unfortunately, the large majority of the historic homes mentioned in this article are endangered due to lack of motivation for maintaining these beautiful and historic buildings.While wild parties are not conducive to keeping the College Hill Neighborhood beautiful, I do not believe students are solely to blame. In fact, I have heard from many students who would be elated to live in a well maintained historic home and who are interested in improving the standard of living on College Hill. Instead, property owners and developers, anxious to maximize rental income often purchase historic homes on College Hill (the most prime rental property in Pullman) and then allow them to fall into disrepair only to be torn down and replaced by larger, less appealing apartment complexes. As a resident who cares about maintaining the historic integrity of this unique neighborhood, I would love to see the Inlander do a more in-depth story about the fate of historic homes in the College Hill Neighborhood.
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