Monday, June 18, 2012

Teaming Up to Save Historic Downtown Mural and Preserve Building’s Historic Features

Historic building preservation and historic mural preservation came together recently to save the Calle de la Eternidad (Eternity Street) mural by Johanna Poethig on Broadway! David Gray, the new owner of the 1911 building reached out to my office to figure out a way to save the mural before he renovated the property and took down an added façade that has been covering the buildings original windows for 60 years. We brought in Judy Baca and SPARC and they photographed the mural using high-reso equipment that will allow the mural to be completely reproduced on another wall of the building once renovation is done with Johanna hand-painting. Thanks to all for coming together to keep our history alive!