We just got a note from Jenny Asarnow that her project “The Corner” is coming to a close on August 31st. It’s been a months-long experiment in community story telling, focusing on the history and memories people have for 23rd & Union here in the Central District.
They’ve had a phone line open since June to record oral history of the intersection. You’ve got until next Monday 8/31 to call in and leave your memories at 877-R23-UNION (877-723-8646).
The project’s three-part radio finale is also playing this week on KUOW. Tune in at 2pm or 9pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday on 94.9FM. The entire series will play again on Saturday 8/29 starting at noon.
And in case you’re wondering about the art installation on the corner there, Jenny tells me that it will remain up until construction starts on Jim Mueller’s big apartment project. That’s currently unscheduled due to the economic downturn, so the art may stay with us for a while.
More details and history messages are available on the project’s website at http://23rdandunion.org