This is in response to Sun Journal online commentators who disagreed with my letter (June 10) regarding the preservation of St. Joseph's Church.
Lewiston and Auburn have distinct and unique features that define them. To keep their identities intact, one must look at how preservation can maintain their sense of place and continuity.
The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Lewiston is a prime example of preserving a historic structure. It helps to define Lewiston and its past, not to mention that it is arguably the most outstanding feature of the city's skyline.
I cannot imagine anyone suggesting it be demolished for some commercial use.
Richard Gagne, Auburn