Peggy C

Peggy C

Posted on 02/08/2014

Photo taken on February  7, 2014

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drop shadow
no enhancemant!
reflections in windows
old glass
unique window form
would make a great place
for affordable apartments
small shops on main level
original built
wood structure
fire destroyed in 1904
destroyed by fire
brick structure replaced it
still standing
takes up most of a City Block
could be re-purposed
Burlington Coffin Company
North Carolina USA
AA248-Throw Away Society

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time - Archive Airings AA248 - Throw Away Society

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has weathered this window frame -
the original building was erected in the late 1800s -
in 1904, when fire destroyed most of the plant -
it was replaced with a brick structure -
considering the age of this facility -
would consider it well worth re-purposing -
know someone who would love to do it -
just a little glitch in the way -
finances !
he has been in the front area when it was a thrift store -
said it has wooden floors .. tall ceilings -
this would be nice to 'tour' -

The Burlington Coffin Company
Burlington NC

(it takes up most of the block)

(info from Centennial page of Burlington NC)

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Update: as of Feb. 19, 2016 -- this 100,000 sq ft piece of history is being demolished.
There are no plans to use that entire city block.
Just as my soul aches when a Green Soul is removed, when part of history is taken and brushed away as it never existed -- I get a bad feeling ..

** There is an empty lot in this space now; chain link fence around it. The owners said they had no plans to do anything with it. At least that part is true.... they haven't. **

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9 comments - The latest ones
I too love the glass - beautiful ageing. Great shot Peggy.
4 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to PaulOClassic©
Thanks, Paul ... there are many of these on this side of the building. Love the old windows.
4 years ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good composition and the window and thought.
4 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Dick M
- thank you, Sir --- you would have a great time with these old buildings of character ~
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
I love the reflections .

Its so sad to see history vanish

2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Pam J
You know how I feel about it ....
2 years ago.
Peggy, if only more people were civic-minded like you, the world would be a much better place, I think.
23 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to micritter
R, this town of Burlington (I'm sad to say) doesn't seem to be in the mode of 'Saving History'
... I may be totally wrong ... but do wonder if the size has something to do with it.
My town is small-town-USA ... Burlington - though next door - is larger.
We have demolished some buildings here, but the mind-set is save ... just wait until Oneida Lofts are complete ... there are more buildings around the Court Square in process of re-hab. More documentation of our History ...
23 months ago.
L. L. Wall
L. L. Wall
... a wonderful photo; nicely seen and composed ... the reflections in the window are haunting ...

... it is a vast tragedy when history is bulldozed; heartbreakingly, there seems to be an epidemic ...
23 months ago.