Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Boat House

This is the limestone boat house in Carey Park. Sadly the cement dock is crumbling away so of course, the city wants to tear it down.
Instead of taking care of repairs early, the city hasn't done much to preserve it. We have lost some historic buildings here; the Bisonte Hotel and the Wolcott building. We are doing better  - the restoration of Grace Hospital into apartments and many of the buildings on South Main have been put to new uses.
I don't know when this boat house was built. We bought Pepsi Cola from this spot during the '40's when it was near the swimming pool. I wonder if it was a WPA project.
I hope they can save it.  Just look at that stonework!

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