Visual Arts

2 Roosevelt Row Properties Slated for Demolition; Petition Seeks Adaptive Reuse and Mural Preservation

In a city progressively known internationally for its downtown's mural art, arguably the oldest surviving murals in downtown (along with the building housing them) are now threatened with imminent destruction.

So reads the opening salvo of a petition crafted by a trio of Phoenix residents hoping to preserve the building at 222 East Roosevelt after its current occupants, GreenHaus owners Cole and Dayne Reed, move to Portland in February. The site is home to murals painted inside and out.

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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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