Friday, November 30, 2012

Coming Soon To A Building Near You

The Ruston-Point Defiance Business District has been busy for over a year, designing and researching the buildings that house their businesses. All the work has finally paid off. The first historical plaques were mounted on a few buildings last week. Pictured above is the plaque on Don's Ruston Market at 51st and Winnifred. The plaques state the first owner and/or business at each location, with more details on the buildings history available inside the business.

The district worked with Paul Michaels, a local artist who works in bronze. Paul has designed several local bronze statures, including one in Proctor and along Ruston Way. He researched each building and created the mold for each plaque.

Come down soon, visit our shops and keep your eye out for more plaques in the neighborhood in the coming months!

Artist Paul Michaels and shop owner Don Torbet

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