Got Five Minutes?

by FoxyNovember 5, 2020

Calling all David Ireland neighbors, colleagues, students, collaborators, family, and friends! This month marks 45 years since “The punch press was dragged away,” and David Ireland purchased his house at 500 Capp Street.

On November 5, 1975, accordion maker and previous owner Paul Greub dragged his punch press out the front door, leaving a gouge along the way. This plaque, added years later by Ireland, commemorates the transfer of ownership and a legacy of cross-generational collaborations. To celebrate this anniversary, we invite you to call 1-833-621-3479 and leave a voicemail about David Ireland and your time at 500 Capp Street.

Perhaps you remember Ireland waxing poetic about the ship captain who first built the house. Or you had a casual conversation while passing by as he swept the sidewalk. We are looking forward to learning about brief interactions and decades-long friendships—dinners that lasted into the wee hours of the night, and afternoon teas under the propane chandelier.

Share your memories in five minutes or less by calling FOXY 1-833-621-3479. When leaving your message, please include your name, call back number, and the year the story takes place. Your message will be archived, and a selection will be featured on The Cabinet, our new web-based publication. We are excitedly waiting for your stories!

Foxy 621-3479 (She/He/They) is one of the many names and phone numbers scribbled on The David Ireland House walls. Are you Foxy? Do you know Foxy? Call at 1-833-621-3479 and tell us your story.