Monday, August 11, 2008

Renovation Continuing

Kind of looks like jail, doesn't it? But it's really a renovation project for one of the buildings on Market Square. The building was in a dangerous state - the roof had caved in, and the insides were deteriorating. Since this is an historic district, the city stepped in and told the owner to improve the building or the city would condemn it and take it from him. Looks like that worked. The photo was taken through the window on the alley at the back of the building. This is an archive shot from a few months ago - the project is now done, and looking for a new business to occupy the space. 

5 comments:

Jim said...

I love to see the older buildings restored. Its a shame that theproperty owner let it get so bad. I am sure they had good reasons. In Terrell they owners get no help to restore anything, so when they run out of money it sits there.

Abraham Lincoln said...

You could have fooled me. I thought it was looking into a jail.

babooshka said...

Yeah I wondered where you was too.
It's made for a creepy shot with those bars and the backlight. A film set, not a jail that's waht it reminds me off. Definitely lights camera action!

Strangetastes said...

It certainly does look like a jail! Not only the bars, but also the dark, sinister interior. I'm sure it's much more pleasant now.

Chris said...

I think I saw this when we were in town a few months ago.