Earthen Fort a Centerpiece

by / Saturday, 13 September 2014 / Published in News

Source: Trib Live

Jeff Paul’s company bought some land and ended up with a fort.

Now the fort is playing a role in the 26-home Woods at Bradley Street development in Mt. Washington.

“We think this might be the best way people have in seeing what these forts were all about,” said Paul, president of Pomo Development in Mt. Washington.

The complete outline of the earthen barrier overlooking the West End will be preserved in the construction of the project, where an official groundbreaking will take place at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15.

Ultimately, Paul said, a trail through the adjacent Emerald View Park will branch off and come up to the fort. Next to it, at the end of the housing development, a small park will be the site of a historical marker telling its story.

The work will show the important connection of private and public land, said Ilyssa Manspeizer, executive director of the Mt. Washington Community Development Corp.

She said the development of the park will boost the value of the property, and the homes will add to the importance and significance of the park.

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