Restoration and history

Do you feel cheated when visiting an historic building just to find out it has been "100% restored" (i.e. it is all new construction)? Harry Smeltzer has bad news about one object of Mr. Quantrill's attentions.

Expecting the worst, I asked the guide taking me through the Trent House (circa 1709) a few years ago exactly what restoration had been done. Her answer was delightful: "The city tore down a new wing that had been added in George Washington's time."

Would like to apply that ethos to some of the historical fakery in brick and mortar that prevails now. Would love to hear the docent say on some tours, "We are raising funds to tear down this ridiculous imitation so that visitors can see the original foundations of the structure."