Feb. 14 – Open House & Reception
Wilcox Lofts (230 S. Broadway Ave.)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What are Heart Bombs?
They are love letters to historic places that appear at historic sites nationwide, on local landmarks, and around places both safe and threatened. Unfamiliar with the concept? It’s simple, really. Heart bombing is the act of showering an older or historic place with tangible expressions of affection and devotion. The Heart Bomb initiative is part of the “This Place Matters” program, through the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The community is invited to help advocate the revitalization of historic Downtown Tyler through the creations of paper hearts to place on the outside of the historic Downtown Cooperative Savings and Loan Building. The historic building is the future home of the Wilcox Lofts developed by Invest in Tyler. Free public creation stations will be available the week prior to the event. Those who are unable to attend the creation stations are encouraged to still design hearts and bring them to Gallery Main Street. The size and design of the hearts are only limited by your imagination.
The morning of Feb. 14, the outside of the building will be covered in all the hearts created over the week. A public open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be held at the future site of the Wilcox Lofts, allowing the public to get a glance of the inside. Invest in Tyler representatives will be present to share their vision for the property. After you had a chance to check out the building make sure you check out the pop-up green space where you can enjoy a celebration reception with light refreshment from Strada Caffé.
Visit www.TylerHistoricPreservation.com for more details on this event and information the “This Place Matters” program.