Monday, April 19, 2010

Demolition of Cross Street Greek Revival near Thompson Block

The Greek Revival home on the north side of Cross Street just east of the Thompson Building is being demolished. It had previously been damaged by fire.

Dusty D and colleagues were talking about this sadly today in the Archives. One colleague had walked by earlier when workmen were there. He asked permission to take a quick look around. He peeked in and said that the fire had caused so much damage inside that only the joists were left. He also spotted an original brick-lined or stone-lined well or cistern on the property, in the back.

No one was there from whom to ask permission when Dusty D came by, so I obeyed the "No Trespassing" sign and stayed on the sidewalk. Dusty D is sad to see this beautiful old house go. I know it was damaged, but......they ain't makin' 'em anymore. One resident who also laments the passing of this house commented that it used to be a stagecoach stop, a historical fact Dusty D has not yet confirmed or disproved, though I plan to research the property tomorrow (on deadline now). Pix:

1 comment :

Kristin Perkins said...

Wow have they done it already? I guess I need to get over there and see. That is sad. I think it's been abandoned as long as I can remember...