Great Photo! Looks great with the fall colors in the background.
Also called the "Hyperbolic Paraboloid" building this Fayetteville landmark had been drawing confused looks from drivers on Bragg Blvd. for over five decades.
Part of the wooden structure in the rear of the building was damaged by a fire in Nov 2009, and an article in the Fayetteville Observer provided the following additional information: "The gas station, built in 1956, is the most structurally innovative Modernist building in Fayetteville, according to a third-party report commissioned by the city on historic structures. Modernism was a popular art movement in the 1950s and '60s where hard edges and soaring angles were used to highlight certain points on buildings. J. Hyatt Hammond designed the building and hired engineer Walter Preimats to design a concrete roof thin enough to support such dramatic angles, according to the report."
Re-creation of the evacuation of Saigon based on the famous photograph taken by Hubert Van Es, a United Press International photographer on April 29, 1975, from the roof of a hotel half a mile away.
Great photo! On the steps leading up from the street, there is a curious granite pillar. This is a "meridian" marker. At one time, there were two such stones, set in 1898 and aligned exactly north-south. Surveyors used these for compass calibration. Photograph
Thanks for your kind comments about my photo of the nearby "camel-back" bridge. Also, thanks for posting this excellent picture of the historic Endor furnace. I'm going to check it out in the near future!
Nice photo! I like that you take the time to do some research and provide everyone with information on the history of this bridge.
Bridge L-158 is a disused railroad bridge over Muscoot Reservoir near Goldens Bridge, New York. Built to carry New York Central Railroad traffic over Rondout Creek near Kingston, it was moved to its current location in 1904.
In 1960 it was taken out of service and the tracks removed. It is the only remaining double-intersection Whipple truss railroad bridge in New York. In 1978 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the only bridge entirely within Westchester County to be listed in its own right.
Information Source: Wikipedia
This painted zinc-alloy sculpture is reportedly one of twenty stock figures which was first exhibited at the Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. This piece was a gift of David Fletcher Gorham as a symbol of the Prohibition Party. It was originally installed at Main Street & Morger Avenue. It was moved to another site on Main Street in 1927. In 1970 it was restored by Robert Stone and reinstalled at Jeff Feigl Square. The sculpture was originally part of a larger drinking fountain and watering trough. The inscription on the granite base says "God's only beverage for man and beast." Although always known locally as "Chief Kisco," there is no evidence that any such person existed.
Information Source: Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Does anyone know the story behind this stone tower? The only thing I know is that it was built in 1928.
jessetwo, if you're still interested, give me your email address and I'll send you hi-res file of the photo.