West Loop Residents Try To Hold Onto Harpo Studio History

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Moshe Tamssot has been “harvesting” bricks at the demolition site of Harpo Studio. He says he’d rather see the bricks in the hands of people who appreciate history than in a landfill. Odette Yousef/WBEZ
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Moshe Tamssot has been “harvesting” bricks at the demolition site of Harpo Studio. He says he’d rather see the bricks in the hands of people who appreciate history than in a landfill. Odette Yousef/WBEZ

West Loop Residents Try To Hold Onto Harpo Studio History

As demolition of Harpo Studios continues, one West Loop resident has been trying to preserve some of its history. Moshe Tamssot (MO-sha TAM-sott) says it’s too bad the now-shuttered building where Oprah filmed her TV show is coming down, but he’s been collecting bricks from the site at night and giving them for free to people who want a keepsake. Tamssot says he’s taken care not to trespass on the site, and that he’d rather see them in the hands of people who care about the history of the West Loop than in a landfill.

WBEZ’s Odette Yousef has the story.