A friend of mine died this morning. He’d lived in Selma for twenty years and devoted that time to not only restoring the Harmony Club– a Jewish social club from the turn of the last century that had been dormant for a half-century — but to trying his damndest to revive Water Avenue along Selma’s waterfront. He doggedly kept his block clean, he hosted restaurants and bars in his building, and he maintained a weekend sidewalk salon (of which I was a regular member) for years. He knew architecture and the value of Place. He was a passionate artist, a unique mind, and a genuine character. His death leaves his friends and Selma all the worse.
Tribute from a mutual friend:
I’ve never been more happy that this video exists. Rest in peace, Dave. May your castle in the sky be one in need of restoration, with room for your unique tastes to be put to work.