Elizabeth Stone House Demolition: Public Art Appreciation

As demolition began this week at the site of Elizabeth Stone House’s future new home, we took a moment to photograph the existing structure on the site.

Early in the design process, we studied the possibility of incorporating the existing structure into the design of the new building. However, the brick and cinderblock building was in poor condition, and it was quickly determined that it would cost more than its value to preserve the old structure.

In the mean time, the old, one-story industrial building became home to a growing collection of murals celebrating the site’s future purpose: supporting strong women and families.

We’ll be sad to see the artwork go, but we hope the new building will be a welcome replacement - and we know the new tenants will be!

Sara Briggs