Demolition began Monday afternoon at St. Mary's on the Hill, as of Tuesday afternoon the south wall was leveled. Although many of us called it "ruins," we knew the structure's possibilities. An apartment scheme was laid out within the past couple of years and the creative/gardening community surely would have made something happen.
Please join Painting for Preservation to create art from another vantage point - that of the lost structure, of the absence. There is also a structure next door, the old school, that is threatened. Come out of the desire to make art or record history; Come out of principle, protest, celebration and illustration of what was lost today and the system of City-aided demolition-by-neglect. Artists will be on-site and all community members are welcome to gather at this lost historic place.
For more information, email Sara and Meg at P4Partist@gmail.com.
* A sincere thank you to whomever taped the This Place Matters sign to the fence.