Arguing the historic character of their neighborhood was at stake, Spanish Town residents are calling on the city-parish to abandon plans for removing an aging dog turd between Costello Lane and North Seventh Street.
Public Works Director David Guillory confirmed the canine droppings would remain undisturbed until the matter is settled by the Metro Council. But he maintained that the turd is smelly and unsightly.
“This turd is at least six months old, and it’s part of what makes Spanish Town unique.”
“Why is it that progress in this neighborhood always means tearing something down,” Spanish Town resident and preservationist John Sykes said last month while circulating a petition to include the turd on the National Historic Register. “This turd is at least six months old, and it’s part of what makes Spanish Town unique.”
Guillory responded: “It’s a turd.”