Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fifth & 25th

Since Greenwood Cemetery's purchase of the McGovern-Weir florists in early 2012, the beautiful and historic greenhouse buildings - already in a fragile state - have been clearly neglected, and allowed to deteriorate to a shocking degree. The Cemetery had announced plans to turn the greenhouses into a visitor center, while demolishing two of the other buildings onsite, but in the meantime has left the structures woefully unprotected. Finally, action of some sort. A permit is posted at the site for installation of a sidewalk shed for "remedial repairs," and the site is also posted for asbestos abatement. I hope that this bodes well for the future of the buildings, but remain a little sceptical. No other job actions are listed at the DOB website, so it doesn't look like they're moving ahead with any other plans right now.

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