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Mandel's Echelon rising around the Eschweilers at the County Grounds

Published July 14, 2015

In 2012, I toured the surviving Alexander Eschweiler-designed Agricultural College buildings on the County Grounds, when their roofs gaped open to the stars - and the elements - and weeds encircled their exteriors. Despite talk of tearing them down, and an ongoing battle to save them from demolition, four of the buildings survive, even as six new apartment buildings are rising around them.


Urban spelunking: Eschweiler buildings on the County Grounds

Published Sept. 18, 2012

From the view I usually have of them, the four remaining Agricultural College buildings designed by Alexander Eschweiler and erected in 1911-12, are a mystery. They're perched above Swan Boulevard in a position that suggests respect. But they're also obscured from the road because they're peeking out from trees and overgrown tangles of weeds, lurking like escaped prisoners hiding from their fate.

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