Peggy C

Peggy C

Posted on 03/26/2016

Photo taken on March 25, 2016

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salvaged wood
old bricks
large safe
Burlington Coffin Co.
North Carolina USA

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.. gradually

.. gradually
Burlington Coffin Co. is coming down -
Some wood and bricks have been salvaged -
Metal will be sold for scrap -
Check the posts tops on the chain link fence -
Are triangular -
Not seen that before -
Interesting how on the left, a tree and the fence became one -

One fascinating salvage will come out last -
A safe with 6ft doors -
My neighbor showed me a cell phone pic he took -
It is a monster -

Couldn't get the ghost sign to show up -
Went different times of day -- different camera settings -- different angles -
So, the center photo in black, much smaller than the original -

If I can find out when the safe is to be removed, I'll go back -
But, this isn't a happy scene for me -

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Update: 6 April 2016, the safe was removed and I missed the event. A couple of workers I spoke with said it was huge, taking several men plus machinery to move. Since I know where it went, there is always the possibility of a photo!

Trudy Tuinstra, Larry Drummond, John Lawrence and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo

12 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
Ashes to Ashes..........Dust to Dust..... the fate of all of us.

Nothing is permanent that mankind builds.

2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Pam J
True - but you know I'm not happy about it ...
Huge Sigh !
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Excellent collage!

Admired in:
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to William Sutherland
Thank you, William ... making a silk purse out of a sow's ear, sort of .....
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Remarkable series!!
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Larry Drummond
Thank you, Larry --- a bid of sadness in it, though ...
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
Oh, I thought this was going to be restored! Maybe that's something else... How disappointing.
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Diane Putnam
Diane, the link below goes to Oneida Cotton Mills that is being restored:

The Burlington Coffin Co evidently
1- was not able to be restored
2- current owners didn't want to spend the money on it

Which one? Who knows .. it is very disappointing.
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to Peggy C
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Diane Putnam
Yes, but to revive my spirits I just drive up the street to Oneida Mills being re-furbished / re-purposed into apartments !
They are putting quality materials into it .... saw lots of electrical lines going in at different points of the property. Feel good at this place :))
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Destruction is sometimes the way to progress.
2 years ago.
Peggy C has replied to Dick M
Dick, you have lived in Florida too long !
But, if something is going to be destroyed, why not take that sculpture/monstrosity from the shore of Lake Mirror out to the LPD firing range and put it to good use !

That the owners are tearing this down -- with nothing -- no plans for use of the area -- not exactly looking forward to progress ....

Know the company who owns it -- have vowed not to purchase 1 thing they make ! Won't hurt them, but I'll feel better !
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.