Sara Diggins

Muralist Lillian Nelson dabs dark green onto her brush while adding pine trees to her mural on Tuesday afternoon. The mural takes up a corner …

Lillian Nelson dabs dark green paint onto her mural, adding horizons and pine trees onto the mountain landscape.

The corner of the Van Buren Street roundabout where Lillian Nelson paints her mural. The shelter and tarp help her to concentrate without the …

A demolition excavator uses a grapple claw to dig into the roof the old Willard Alternative School building, raining dust and debris onto the …

The demolition excavator lifts a pipe from the rubble, swinging it up toward the upper windows to knock their brick frames out before dropping…

The brick exterior of the wall cracks after the removal of a section of wall next to it. If the construction crews are able to salvage enough …

The demolition approaches the windows in the southwest corner of the building.

The driver of a water truck watches as the roof of the Willard School comes down. The water trucks allowed the workers to dampen and control t…

The windows and frames in the southwest corner break and collapse as the back-hoe shovel digs into the side of the building.

Willard School Class of 1968 alums Patty Bowers Clawson, left, and Linda Matye Bangs sit across from the school on Ash Street, waiting for the…

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