It’s a piece of standing history, and its supporters are hoping it won’t become just history.
Members of Preserve Greystone congregated for their annual meeting last week to mull ideas and potential ways to stop the Kirkbride Building on the former psychiatric hospital’s campus from being demolished.
Environmental remediation is needed on the building to remove asbestos, lead paint and other hazardous material, the report said. All that work, plus the actual demolition of the building, is being bonded out for $50 million and will take at least two years, according to the report.
Preserve Greystone members want the building, or at least part of it, preserved because of its intended use – to revolutionize the treatment of the mentally ill, the report said.
Should the Kirkbride Building be preserved for historical purposes?