By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder
A couple who lives near the 137-year-old Cuen House is offering to save it just as a demolition contractor is preparing to level it.
Tom and Lynn Smith confirmed their wish to save the simple little rundown building with a rich past at Monday’s Town Council meeting.
In an interview Tuesday morning, Tom Smith readily agreed with others who’ve noted that it makes no financial sense.
“First of all, there is no return. You’re putting money into something … but it’s history, it’s Florence. It’s McFarland. You don’t build this building to look for a return; there isn’t any. I’m 80 years old. I can’t take it with me.
The Smith’s are just wonderful people. I am personally so happy that they came to the rescue of this important building that actually involved my very first zoning case in Pinal County a couple of decades ago for Qwest Communications. Thank you Smith’s for being so great!