Talk:Park Towne Place

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Requested move 10 August 2014[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: uncontested move. DrKiernan (talk) 17:16, 27 August 2014 (UTC)


Park Towne Place Apartment HomesPark Towne Place – "Park Towne Place" is the name most commonly (if, indeed, not universally) used for this apartment complex. It is under this name that the complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places (as you can see by following the link in the article). "Park Towne Place Apartment Homes" is the apartment-leasing business currently operated out of it; that business has no historic significance and is not worthy of a Wikipedia article. (I don't mean to disparage it, just to say that we don't create an article for every apartment complex.) Currently "Park Towne Place" is a redirect to "Park Towne Place Apartment Homes", the article title. It should be the other way around. (If indeed we need the longer title at all.) Relisted. Jenks24 (talk) 13:32, 18 August 2014 (UTC) TypoBoy (talk) 18:59, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

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  • Support: No reason to have the name be longer than necessary for precision. If we later end up having articles on a notable street called Park Town Place, and a restaurant by that name, or whatever, then revisit.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  13:21, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

The main entrance to Park Towne Place from 22nd Street, photographed in August 2014. This picture shows the sign at the main entrance of Park Towne Place. In the context of this discussion, it seems worth noting that "Park Towne Place" is the name that even Aimco uses.
Looking at the article history, I see that the article was named Park Towne Place, and was moved in June by NicJamison. Nic mentions on his user page that he works for Aimco, which owns the complex and operates Park Towne Place Apartment Homes.
It seems clear that the intentions behind this move were good, and that it was done with the object of making the name more accurate. But I think that Nic's connection to Aimco has led him into an error, despite his good intentions. Although Aimco sees the complex and the business as identical, they are distinct in a subtle but important way. The apartment complex has a history that long predates Aimco's ownership and operation, and it is that history, not its current state, that makes Park Towne Place worthy of a Wikipedia article.
The difference between "Park Towne Place" and "Park Towne Place Apartment Homes" is a small but clear. One describes a historic apartment complex, and the other describes a current apartment-rental business. Which of these should have an article? TypoBoy (talk) 19:29, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.