Sunday, November 06, 2005

Grafitti Mars the R.J. Templeton Building

RJ Templeton Building

Grafitti

After being so excited about Disjecta moving into the RJ Templeton building over the summer, I am now disappointed about the state of the building. While I appreciate grafitti art, I do not appreciate "tagging" and I really hate it when it mars historic buildings. The panels on the side of the building have murals showing the history of the building. These are now almost entirely covered by tags and inane grafitti, with no apparent effort being made to slow or abate the regular new additions to the walls. When I last posted about grafitti on this building, in June, there was only a small amount. (To compare, look at the pictures below).

3 Comments:

Blogger Disjecta said...

RWW. To clarify, Disjecta is not in the Templeton building yet. The Graffiti you saw is a product of a non-occupied building...what you may get if the owner, 862 Catalina Investment Partnership, Ltd., does not extend a lease to Disjecta. We HOPE to have a lease by February 28th and begin renovations in March. Cross your fingers. And thank you for the support!

12:37 AM  
Blogger Squirlee said...

The grandchildren of RJ Templeton (who died last spring at age 92) are doing a graffiti clean up on the building today...Jan.7, 2011

11:05 AM  
Blogger George Kramer said...

Hi.. I am researching the history of this building and am wondering if the Templeton family might have any historic photographs of it... if so, I would very much appreciate hearing from you.

10:06 AM  

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