Created By: Just Places Lab
215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Saved after the bell! The DeWitt Mall in downtown Ithaca stands as an outstanding example of adaptive reuse, breathing new life into a historic building while preserving its architectural heritage. The building, designed by architect William Henry Miller in 1912, was home to Ithaca High School from 1912 to 1960 and DeWitt Junior High School until 1971. It was slated to be demolished for a parking lot until local architect William S. Downing, Jr. converted the site into retail, office, and residential space. Known today as the DeWitt Mall, the building has been home to a host of local businesses, including the iconic Moosewood Restaurant, founded in 1973. Embracing the spirit of sustainability, DeWitt Mall has become a symbol of Ithaca's dedication to preserving its past while nurturing a greener, more eco-conscious future.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Waste(d) Imagination Tour