Sunday, June 14, 2015

Demolition of that building

Yesterday, Dennis and I went down to the site of the former and present buildings of Temple De Hirsch Sinai in the Capital Hill neighborhood.  Today, poking around, I found some photos from special collection of the demolition of the old temple.  Taken by Art Siegal from UW Special Collections website

This is one of the earliest shots which show most of the whole building. The front part is still there.  I'm still wondering if they paid any attention to the cornerstone.

Reading Neil Harris' life cycle book, people living in buildings years later lose track of the cornerstone.  Dennis points out that really nobody at Mishkan Israel seem to care about the cornerstone of their oldbuilding.  People have other things to be concerned about.

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