St. Lawrence Square
East Price Hill Neighborhood
The East Price Hill neighborhood needed a gathering place.
Some years ago, a building in their neighborhood burned down. It was located on a triangular shaped lot on the inner-corner of a bend in their main street. The odd shape and location of the site made it unlikely that a new building would ever be developed there. The community decided an infill park would be the highest and best use of the land. glaserworks helped a volunteer committee of community-minded people give form to their idea.
After several meetings with community representatives, glaserworks – in collaboration with Human Nature Landscape Architects – created a park design that would provide a live performance venue as well as a monument in service to the armed services of the United States. glaserworks assisted the Price Hill community in obtaining financing for the project by creating conceptual drawings of the finished park.
Working with a small construction budget, glaserworks designed a flexible stage that can be used by musical performers and theatrical companies. The handicapped accessible stage can also be used for civic gatherings.
The monument wall has five fountain features – each under an emblem of our armed forces – along a monumental stone wall. The wall and fountain offer a contemplative environment for remembrance as well as a source of neighborhood pride.