Rice Art Barn gets the wrecking ball after all

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Rice Art Barn gets the wrecking ball after all

Against the pleas of preservationists, alumni and many in the Houston arts community, demolition of the Art Barn on the Rice University campus began Wednesday. Crews stopped temporarily because they hit a power line that had to be inspected.

A private group of Rice alumni is working to save and find a new owner for the former Rice Museum building’s metal-paneled exterior, which was more…

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