Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Documenting history as it fades away...

 So an aspect I appreciate about being a remote pilot is being able to document things before they disappear.

While the building pictured looks like trash, it is because it has gotten to be trash. However this unassuming building is around 170 years old and the oldest surviving industrial building in Plattsburgh, NY.

Thanks for all the research by the
Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company (Plattsburgh, NY)
who helped bring to light the extensive history of this industrial building. (Head over there to read his extensive write up about the history of the structure.) This unassuming structure stood off Green Street in Plattsburgh adjacent to the railroad
I heard about the upcoming demolition and went out to the site on Green Street last Saturday to take a number of pictures to document the end of what was once the Plattsburgh Iron Foundry.
By Tuesday it was a pile of rubble they were cleaning up this morning.
I'd like to think I was able to be able to save a little bit of my town's history from a vantage point most wouldn't get to see.
I took a number of photos a few days ago before demolition began and now as of Wednesday March 17th 2021, it is a pile of rubble.

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