The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street is the late conceptual artist’s 1886 Italianate-style home and site-specific artwork, widely considered the centerpiece of Ireland’s career and a landmark of American art.

 

Construction Update Week #16
Mother Nature is finally delivering what is so badly needed here...rain! And lots of it! Our crews have been working through the storms over the past week to make sure the project stays on track. On Wednesday, passers-by got to peak at the work being done as we removed some of the siding on 20th street to carefully take out the bricks along that edge. We then covered the hole with treated wood and plastic to protect from the elements. The wood and plastic will soon be replaced with a new concrete foundation.
Construction Update Week #15
The 500 Capp Street Foundation has a lot to be thankful for this year. After six years of planning and development, the Foundation is moving closer to re-opening 500 Capp Street to the public, fully-restored and with a dynamic calendar of public programming and events. This would not be possible without our incredible team: Jensen Architects, Oliver & Company and Architectural Resources Group. We are thankful for their diligent work, their sensitivity to the project, and their dedication to the house.
Construction Update Week #14
Even with the rainy weather over the past couple of days, our team has been working at full force to install the first panels of waterproofing and moving on to the next phase of construction: The pouring of concrete for the new foundation. This phase holds a lot of significance. Not only does it signify the progression of the project, but also the symbolic nature of concrete as it was a vital material for David Ireland.