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Unseen Ithaca: DeWitt Mall Tours
Date:
02/18/2020 11:00 am - 02/18/2020 12:00 pm, 02/22/2020 10:00 am - 02/22/2020 11:00 am
Location:
215 N. Cayuga St.
Fee:
$5
Phone:
607-273-4190
Website:
Historicithaca.org
Email:
pat@historicithaca.com
Get schooled in adaptive reuse! Take an “Unseen Ithaca” tour of the old Ithaca High School, completed in 1915 and re-purposed into the DeWitt Mall in the early 1970s. The 100+-year-old structure in the DeWitt Park Historic District is one of downtown Ithaca’s vital retail, residential, and culinary centers. Normally $5 but VITs (Teachers) and Teacher’s Pets (friends & family) are FREE. Enter code “TEACHER” at registration to receive discount. Go to events on website to register.
Get schooled in adaptive reuse! Take an “Unseen Ithaca” tour of the old Ithaca High School, completed in 1915 and repurposed into the DeWitt Mall in the early 1970s. The 100+-year-old structure in the DeWitt Park Historic District is one of downtown Ithaca’s vital retail, residential, and culinary centers. See how old classrooms have been converted into apartments and catch glimpses of the enduring details of the old gymnasium, auditorium, and cafeteria in their new guises.Tickets are just $5 for Teachers and Teacher’s Pets are FREE during Ithaca Loves Teachers week. Enter code “TEACHER” at registration to receive the discount. Register at http://www.historicithaca.org/unseen-ithaca-dewitt-mall-tours/. In Shik Lee, the DeWitt Mall’s property manager, will lead us through the storied structure, while Tompkins County Heritage Ambassador Martha Preston shares the history of the building and Historic Ithaca’s Preservation Services Coordinator Christine O’Malley discusses the enduring value of adaptive reuse in historic preservation. Tour lasts approximately one hour. Tour will start at the DeWitt Mall, 215 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, and meet at the East Seneca Street entrance.
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