society president embraces
Express Staff Writer
Ketchum-Sun Valley Historical Society’s new president said this week
she is excited and enthusiastic about preserving local historic
buildings and about the opportunity to share local history with others.
Anne Lapeyre Zauner
nine-member historical society board of directors appointed 51-year-old
Wood River Valley resident Anne Lapeyre Zauner as the organization’s
president on Nov. 13.
is a springboard opportunity to get the museum and the society a lot
more involved, particularly in historic preservation," Zauner said.
said recent construction in Ketchum has been ravaging the town’s
historic character, not only because of the demolition of historic
buildings but also because new buildings do not conform to local
preserving historic buildings, we can bring the present to the past and
give people a connection to the area’s roots," she said. "I
don’t think there’s a person here who wants to see this town ‘block
city,’ blocks of tall buildings. We need some variety."
said she would like to preserve the city’s few remaining historic
structures, including the Bald Mountain Lodge.
love to preserve the lot and the whole building, but if we can’t
preserve the site, we will hope to save the building."
she also hopes to work on finding a new home for the city’s old
Congregational Church, most recently called Louie’s, which was built
in the 1880s.
Zauner said, is important for several reasons.
provides a foundation, from which we can grow and hopefully improve, and
learn from the mistakes of the past," she said. "It adds
character, personality, value. It helps us see things in better