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Barnwell: Tropical Plants Left to Die While Iconic Building Deteriorates

Water turned off and inside forgotten...

   Barnwell Center supporters have repeatedly tried to save the facility, which has been closed since 2012. No repairs have been made, including a new roof on the conservatory that was promised in the 2011 bond issue. 

With no activity in two years, many of the rare tropical plants have died. 

"This was a very unique way of the Barnwell combining art and horticulture. The water has been turned off and the plants have died. It's simply unforgivable," supporter Lamar Pugh said. 
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