Changing Times and Sustainability
August 27, 2022 11:06
Youngblood Lumber, which suddenly closed after serving the area for generations, was a major source of hardwood lumber to the artisan community in Minneapolis. I wrote about it in a previous blog entry. Another independent business important to me also closed just prior to the pandemic. I was interviewed for an article that appeared in the campus newspaper. You can read it here.
Youngblood Lumber's closing is important to me as an organ builder. It might not be so obvious why closing an independently owned bike shop is equally important unless you read the article linked above. We in the organ community know that the pipe organ has had its own sustainability issue for some time. My experience with the 1802 Tannenberg organ at Hebron Lutheran Church in Madison, Virginia, let me see an approach to sustainable design through the work of a builder living through the constraints of frontier colonial America. I believe the work of Tannenberg is applicable to my work today.
Posted August 27, 2022 11:06