AIPP/APF Project – the Courtyard at Brush Square

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Work has begun by AIPP commissioned artists Hawkeye Glenn and Lizzie Martinez on “The Courtyard” which will be nice corner of Brush Square in downtown Austin to enjoy behind the newly restored Susanna Dickinson House. Hawkeye and crew were able to install the first “keystone” pieces of granite and will begin working across the site.  He has cut and fit …

Demo Restoration Plots at Pease Park Photos

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In the fall of 2007/winter of 2008, the Austin Parks Foundation established a series of demonstration restoration plots in portions of Pease Park – tilling areas, applying dillo dirt and liquid compost and then planting a great mix of wildflower and grass seeds.  Of course, we then experienced two years of drought, but some flowers and grasses did appear each …

Norwood House Work Begins

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The first phase of work has begun on the Norwood House.  Funded by donations raised by the Norwood Posse, a volunteer group operating under the umbrella of the Austin Parks Foundation, the first phase is asbestos roof shingle removal, being performed by a certified contractor today (April 28) and tomorrow.  Once the shingles are safely removed, the subsurface of the …