Is it any wonder that neighborhood organizations are so ready to do battle with developers when they see many developers as cut in the Barton English mode. This moneyed man is apparently quite capable of desecrating anything he can buy (Oct. 20) without regard to aesthetic or historic value.
In our present mode of hellbent development, communities often find themselves on the losing end of an avalanche perpetrated by careless developers and supported by local governments which see only tax base and campaign funds as worthwhile.
If the development community wishes to cultivate the regard of the residential community, they will pay attention to the response to English's rape of the Blacker House. ALLAN RABINOWITZ Los Angeles