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In early 2016, as part of an ongoing effort to revitalize downtown, city leaders in Fresno, California broke ground on construction to revert the Fulton Mall back to a two-way street. The six-block corridor was originally converted in the 1960s, and has been known as one of America’s last-remaining pedestrian malls. Images in this collection come from a larger, ongoing project documenting the area’s transition.

  • 1240

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    Typography at 1240 Fulton, on the north end of the mall. Photographed May, 2016 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Surveillance sign with typos. Photographed August, 2016 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Afternoon reflections on a bike rack. Photographed August, 2016 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Detour

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    Construction signage. Photographed August, 2016 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Built in 1914 and originally known as the Griffith-McKenzie Building, the Helm Building was mostly vacant at the start of street construction. Photographed January, 2017 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Construction progress on the south end of Fulton Mall. Photographed January, 2017 on medium format black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Road construction on Mariposa Mall, which bisects the Fulton Mall. The Clock Tower pictured was included in the original construction budget for the mall, and has served as a visual center point. Photographed January, 2017 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Orion

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    Clement Renzi's Orion (1965), as displayed towards the south end of the mall, prior to construction. To the north, in the background, is the prominent Pacific Southwest Building. Photographed August, 2016 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Road construction in front of Procter's Jewelers. The Fulton Mall location was boarded up after a fire in 2014. Photographed January, 2017 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Bruno Goth's Rite of the Crane, as displayed on the north end of the mall, after several years without water and prior to construction. Photographed February, 2016 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Clement Renzi's statue, The Yokuts Indian (1974), as displayed on the south end of the mall, prior to construction. Photographed February, 2016 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.
  • Peeve's, which shuttered shortly after construction began, seen here behind the stump of a once-prominent olive tree and the shell that housed George Tsutakawa's Ovoid fountain. Root, next door, moved just north of the mall in 2016. Photographed August, 2016 on medium format, black and white film. Size: 8"x10", centered on 8.5" x 11" exhibition luster photo paper.