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StudHawk60
11-06-2010, 07:21 PM
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Lothar
11-06-2010, 07:31 PM
A sad, but fascinating series of pictures. I assume that, in the first picture (1963), the flag is flying at half-mast in commemoration of President Kennedy, not because of the plant closing.
Did anyone save anything from Gate 1? The guard tower, the finials, the wrought iron, the sign?

sweetolbob
11-06-2010, 07:33 PM
A very nice retrospective, thanks for posting.

Bob

barnlark
11-06-2010, 07:34 PM
That's progress, I guess. Good place for a driving range. I don't have a hook!
Actually, a great backdrop and smooth ground for the next SDC Int'l concours. Get some food vendors and bathrooms, and we're there.
Really sad. Not as sad as that Black Monday shot, but sad. Thanks for posting, StudHawk60.

Milaca
11-06-2010, 08:13 PM
Great series of photographs. Such a drastic change between October 1998 when it looks like a vibrant business center and June 2007 when it looks like a ghost town. Any update on the planned demolition date of the Engineering Building?

BubbaBear
11-06-2010, 08:51 PM
I thought the guard building was going to be saved and moved to another location. Maybe I heard wrong. Anyone know anything?

JeffDeWitt
11-06-2010, 09:32 PM
That's change, not progress.

Da Tinman
11-07-2010, 01:40 AM
That's change, not progress.


exactly, very sad state of affairs.

Allow your history to fall into disrepair, then demolish it in the name of progress.

Not saying it should all be saved but some effort should be into saving parts of it.

BobPalma
11-07-2010, 05:38 AM
Excellent series of photos indeed; thanks for the post. Hopefully, someone in South Bend will post RE: the disposition of the gates and/or part of the guard house. BP