The End of an Era, Whispering Oakwood, Ballwin

Update: The house was foreclosed on and demolished in the late summer of 2021. A new house was built on the lot in late 2022.

We’d first noticed it a couple of months ago. The famous house in Ballwin that had garnered considerable media attention over a decade ago due to its sculpture garden commemorating the Holocaust looked different.

Then it became obvious–the steel and other metals that once had filled the yard of Lewis Greenberg were gone, and surveyors’ spray paint markings covered the driveway and the street out in front of his property.

I had always said when it came time to remove the art, the metal would go fast, but the concrete would stay around for a long time–one is valuable to scrappers, the other is not. But does anyone know what happened?

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