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October 6, 2005

Historic Art Returned to Pearl District

A small blurb in today's Oregonian announced that a couple of the historic Lovejoy Columns have been placed in the courtyard of a building at 10th and Flanders in the Pearl District. Ironically, the Lovejoy Columns were removed from their original location (holding up an onramp to the Broadway Bridge) in 1999 to make way for the construction of the New Improved Pearl District(tm). So brilliant, the irony of these artworks being removed and very nearly demolished to make way for high-end gallery spaces. Thanks to the efforts of a few devoted fans, the columns were preserved and stored until two of them could be placed on display at the Elizabeth Lofts yesterday. Dieselboii has a picture! I hope they unveil the murals soon.

Posted by mara at October 6, 2005 4:04 PM

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