Age is great and all, it doesn't entitle things to any special status...It's just 4 crooked walls and a leaky roof...
For clarity, please understand I do not mean any disrespect to you personally...but I do have to strongly confront your shared views and philosophies on this and the other subjects you have now touched upon...My words may sound strong, or even harsh, but are meant to only entice thought on the subject, if not for you, but for hopefully others that read them...
Please have whatever view of the world you wish, and what's in it and how you wish to treat all that's in it...including the food you put in your body...That is entirely up to you, and you have to live with the consequences...As do we all for our choices and actions we each take...
My response is aimed solely at your interned meaning and the collective mindset that have similar outlooks...
Once again...inept justification from my perspective
...is how they read, for doing whatever you want to your "four walls." You do certainly currently have that right to due whatever you want to them...as in most regions of the country (thankfully not all) so even if it affects your neighbors now or in the feature...again you get to make that choice for them irregardless of how it may effect them...now or in the future.
Following your logic:
If age of anything doesn't..."entitle things to any special status,"
...than why bother protecting anything old at all?
Why protect some of our countries original flags...it's just cloth?
Why protect the original constitution...it's just paper?,
For that matter, since you brought it up...why protect any of Frank Loyd Wright's architecture...as most of that is hideously constructed crap with bad choices in materials and related methodologies. I been involved with a few examples of his work...in a word...much of it is pretty crappy workmanship because many artisans and trades people would walk off his projects..and the only brilliance is in their design and the mind behind it...Wright himself, collectively was difficult, challenged, and not really that great to be around quite often...
Why bother, if we follow your logic to really save, protect or spend money and time protecting any thing that's old..???
To you its just old "crooked walls and leaky roof" after all...right?
But what will it be to someone else with a different perspective?
What can they do with it?
What would they like to do with it if given the chance?
If we follow your rather narrow and selective (perhaps even dare I say selfish) view points and philosophies on this subject...they don't get to...right?
From your perspective you have the right to decide for them...or more germane to the point...take those choices completely away from them?
You "can raise a coop of chickens" if you wish. I personally do live on and with farmers and around Amish as I have most of my life. That again is a choice someone can make...or not...for themselves. Or you can be a mass consumer like the rest of the "sheeple" and just buy whatever the industrial poultry industry sells you and put that in your body...That is your right.