It’s Alive! Well, no, but it sure is green. This is the new Magnolia House on Meadow Street (Route 13) on the West End, a project by Tompkins Community Action. It will contain (when finished this Fall) 14 residential units for women needing housing and assistance to get back on their feet. Ithacating’s article about the Magnolia House points out the copper cladding, that has now weathered to a nice green patina. The Ithaca Times article also notes that the cost is roughly equivalent to brick cladding. The architects, (Travis Price Architects) have done previous projects incorporating this material siding where they are based in Washington, D.C. (see the Lenzner House).
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