The old Lazarus blue-bricked building was an iconic landmark in Upper Arlington for years. I would suggest incorporating the blue bricks in the new structure with a subtle trim or perhaps a fountain. It would be a nice tribute to Upper Arlington’s history and the enjoyment it brought to our community.
What are your creative ideas for how we may repurpose the blue Macy’s bricks salvaged from the Kingsdale site?
Use the blue bricks from the former Macy’s/ Lazarus to create a mosaic in front of the new UA community center. Provide an opportunity for people to inscribe names on the bricks (for a fee) as a fundraiser for the center.
It would be lovely to have a frieze/ mural incorporated on the lobby wall. Perhaps the “sky” on a UA cityscape?
Make a beautiful fountain!
This beautiful tile would be perfect as accents near or around our new pool! Or there could be an accent wall somewhere near reception where the blue tile could be used to remind us of the continuity of Upper Arlington history. This could a creative mosaic art wall! Perhaps high school students could design it and elementary and middle school kids could help in it’s creation!
Use the bricks to make a blue walkway somewhere on the grounds of the new community center. Name it something like memory lane, reminding us of the Kingsdale of the past.
Blue bricks belong in the lobby behind the front desk as a memorial to the 50 years that they stood as a landmark on the site.
I think they would make a great accent on a great wall, entrance boundary/fence, etc. They should remain visible.
Community Center: Main entrance to aquatic areas – Pool deck or other feature trim – Therapy pool accent wall or trim feature, Many seniors remember shopping as children at the then Lazarus store.
The blue brick would seem to make a beautiful statement wall somewhere in the aquatics area.
Could you somehow incorporate it in a small portion of the first floor front desk with epoxy on top (to make it smooth)? Still a piece of art, but also functional.
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