|5/19/16 inks, Zig marker, colored pencil|
Just behind Maple Leaf Park is the site of the historic Waldo Hospital, which at one point had been nominated as a city historic preservation site. Surrounded by woods, the hospital was later used as a school. By last year, the decision was made to demolish the building but retain the trees, and an assisted living facility is going to be built in its place.
I didn’t know any of this site’s history until a few weeks ago, when I started seeing signage and fencing indicating that demolition was about to begin. But as far as I’m concerned, demolition means one thing: heavy equipment! Most of the demolition is finished now, but an excavator and a crane were still there on the property today, waiting quietly for the next thing to do.