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Steel’s rendering of the restored Hill property shows an office on the south side and an art gallery to the north.
Walkways with a sculpture garden will occupy the middle of the property.
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style library in downtown Fort
Pierce. He also had a hand in the
remodeling of the Cobb’s Landing
restaurant on Avenue A, Granny’s
Restaurant on Avenue D and the
Lincoln Park Main Street building.
Soon, Steel and business partner
Charles Hayek will have renovated
the historic Hill House where Steel
will open an art gallery. His wife,
Joan, who manages Salty Dog,
their gallery in Maine, will head up
the Hill House gallery operation.
Steel’s favorite architectural
project, he says enthusiastically,
is “Granny’s Kitchen. Mrs. Russ
is one of the best clients I’ve ever
had.” Steel was the architect who
transformed this small familyowned
restaurant on Avenue D
in Fort Pierce into a multifaceted
facility with a restaurant, a banquet
hall, retail space and a singlefamily
Steel likes the complexity of
architecture. But, he laments that,
unlike his artwork, the architectural
designs can always be changed.
“I like the fact that when I finish a
painting, no one touches it,” Steel