Saturday, February 18, 2023

Andy's Angles: Finally!


I'm sorry I didn't get here during the actual demolition, but Carbondale is a little out of my way.

The old and decrepit Hotel Chellino is finally down, after rotting away for eons.  It paves the way to replace the long-closed bridge behind City Hall.  Apparently, the hotel's foundation is somehow related to the bridge foundation.

It looked like a grand old building and I'm sorry it couldn't be saved.  It's a common thread I've whined about here in the past.  We wait too long to step in, and by then, it's too late.  Demolition is the only option.

Below is a photo of the Chellino back in 2021.

From what I read, the site will become riverside green space.  I look forward to the finished product.