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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Let's Wait a Little Longer


We have a horrible habit around here of letting historic buildings deteriorate past the point of no return, tearing them down, and then weeping about the loss.

I took this picture of the clock tower at Scranton Lace yesterday morning.  The copper flashing is peeling away.  A piece is hanging off the back.  It's not in this photo because it was on the dark side of the building.

All it will take is one windy day, and we're going to have sheets of copper flying through the air.

I know you can't force people to spend money on rehabilitation.  Times are tough.  There isn't much need for an enormous old factory in a flood zone.

Still, I hope someone comes up with a solution before someone gets hurt, and it becomes too late to save the building.