Saturday, August 12, 2006

Ashvegas fountain gets hammered

The Ashvegas fountain is being demolished to make way for the new Pack Square Park. Why is this important, you ask? Because the work is akin to heart surgery.

Pack Square serves as the heart of Ashvegas. It has been so since about 1793, when the town center was known as Public Square. Always the pulsing center of town, the square has evolved over time. Several courthouses, a public library and a public market for farmers have all existed on the space renamed Pack Square in 1903 after George Willis Pack, a timber baron from Cleveland who brought his wife to the mountains for the fresh air.

So no, this isn't the first work on the square and it won't be the last. But it's always a little scary to see the core ripped open and exposed.

1 comment:

Frivolitea said...

Wow. I have not been downtown in the last little while, so I am glad to be informed via your photo. Wow, it is strange to see the guts of the town ripped out. Keep postin' those updated photos. I'll be watchin.