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To make the case for expanding the Park Slope Historic District

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Prospect Place Infill

Recently we found ourselves in Prospect Place between 6th & Flatbush Avenues and noticed a new infill building rising at #94 Prospect Place on the south side of the street:

96-94-92 Prospect Place

The formerly vacant lot had been overlooked by trompe l'oeil murals on the sides of the adjacent buildings. We wrote about the murals last year, and wondered who painted them:

96 Prospect Place, circa 2008

We never did learn anything about the murals and never confirmed our theory that they might possibly have been by muralist Richard Haas. This case does however illustrate the rather transitory nature of the mural as an urban art form.

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