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Monday, June 30, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
As reported tonight in the Herald Tribune the Sarasota School Board has voted 3-2 to tear down the original Riverview High School.
The project was Rudolph’s largest commission in Florida and marks a transition in his career for it was in the fall of 1957 that Rudolph was appointed Chair of the Department of Architecture in the School of Fine Arts at Yale University.
You can read more about the history of the building and the efforts to save it at the Save Riverview blog and the Sarasota Architectural Foundation.
We encourage you to write an email to the board members and express your disappointment with the decision. The groups dedicated to preserving the building are looking into ways to postpone the demolition of the architectural icon which is on the 2008 Watch List of "100 Most Endangered Sites" by the World Monuments Fund.
The school board members and their contact information follow:
Dr. Kathy Kleinlein, Chair - email@example.com
Mrs. Caroline Zucker - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Shirley Brown - email@example.com
Mrs. Carol Todd - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Frank Kovach - email@example.com
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