Only Pieces Remain: the Juana Briones House
The Juana Briones House, parts of which were built in 1844, has been completely torn down by property owner Jaim Nulman, who fought off historic preservationists, latino activists, and descendants of Briones for years.
This is a shame for those interested in historic preservation, and it would be interesting to see what was discovered in the process of taking the building down. I’m a great believer in the preservation of historic buildings, but one of the great sustainable aspects of earth building is that it can be returned to the earth at the end of its useful life. Here we see that in action.
You do however gain the most information when taking a structure down, and it would be good to learn if anyone documented the building as it was demolished.