Wednesday, May 14, 2008

56572@125 Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Beauty is only skin deep? Hardly, when it comes to building facades. Under the carpet and pad might be a hardwood floor. Under the steel and vinyl siding of the last fifty years there might be brick even brick made right here in 56572.

Although many might be happy with what is happening this week at the old telephone office building at 123 South Broadway, we are sad. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust stories of life in 56572 are being sandblasted away:

The Writing on the Wall
by Roger Pinckney XI

PS The contractor has assured the owner that no historical etchings will be removed. Chill.

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