I’m disappointed that JLC would publish a gross abomination of our architectural heritage (“21st-Century Greek Revival,” 8/08). With this article, you’re contributing to the dumbing down and disappearance of traditional trim. For around $300 spent on molding knives, standard profiles could easily have been made. I’m a minimal Modernist, but grew up in Virginia and studied colonial and Georgian architecture at the University of Virginia. I’d rather see a “colonial” minimum-trim approach than this waste of money. I’m sorry, but this is not a “poor man’s cornice”; it’s a “stupid man’s cornice.”

Kirby Grimes, Architect

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