My good friend Anna Wentworth, who lives in the neighborhood, gives the following report on the spectacular new benches in Highland Park, Old Southwest Roanoke:
"These are the original sculptural benches installed this morning around the fountain in Old Southwest. The artist (Don Lawler) did them for a good price. I was amazed he could do them for the money we had available and the funding was from the One Percent for Art (and $1,000 from Old Southwest Inc.). They are museum quality, made from Indiana limestone and really classy. I hope OSW residents appreciate them."