The View From Here - Various thoughts and travels
It always seems to me like SOMEONE could use abandoned buildings for SOMETHING.
I'd have thought so too...
In the world today more people live in cities than live in the country. I had not thought about that leading to abandoned buildings before but the people went somewhere.
The problem is people open these stores up to sell junk from China. The struggle for a year and close. Then someone else thinks they have better junk from China. Look at the stores in Cambridge Maryland. How many crab basket framed pictures of a Seagull can you sell? How many poorly fired ceramic crabs? How many quarter pint jars of jelly for $10.00? Retail is dead. Take these old buildings and make something new that people want.
Built the same year I was born, both of us are abandoned, but holding our own... lol
Unusual to see a false front in brick, isn't it? Most of the ones I've seen in small prairie towns have been wood.
There were several brick plants in Medicine Hat and Redcliff back in the day so there are lots of old brick buildings for miles around here. This building is made entirely of brick and has a cedar shake roof.
Such a shame to see downtown shops abandoned but it seems to be a sign of the times, due no doubt to the advent of places like Amazon.
Nice old building!