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Broken Angel May Not Become Museum After All

The building owner's son says that fundraising may not be enough to save the Clinton Hill landmark.

The future of Clinton Hill’s Broken Angel remains up in the air, and a recent campaign to turn the unique building into a museum has not yielded much, says Brownstoner.

The Downing Street building, purchased by Arthur Wood in 1972, is now in possession of the bank, though Wood has not yet been evicted, says the blog.

The iconic building has since had a tumultuous history, facing building code violations, a failed partnership with a developer .

A Kickstarter campaign to turn the building into a museum has yielded about $2,000, with 22 days left to make it to their $50,000 goal.

Wood’s son, Chris Wood, emailed Brownstoner and said “the foreclosure on Broken Angel is not final” and says that despite fundraising efforts, “$50,000 will not be enough to turn it into a museum.”

Chris Wood says he plans to use the money raised to “preserve an archive of [Arthur's] works,” according to the blog.

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