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Old Fort NC, McDowell County, Downtown by Bass Player Keith Hall on Flickr. These are scenes of the town Old Fort NC in McDowell County. http://flic.kr/p/aEdLjT

Old Fort NC, McDowell County, Downtown by Bass Player Keith Hall on Flickr. These are scenes of the town Old Fort NC in McDowell County. http://flic.kr/p/aEdLjT

— 1 year ago
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Main St Station Richmond, Virginia by XpoDesign on Flickr. Originally opened in 1901, Main Street Station has always been one of Downtown Richmond, Virginia’s most visible landmarks. http://flic.kr/p/aHrXCz

Main St Station Richmond, Virginia by XpoDesign on Flickr. Originally opened in 1901, Main Street Station has always been one of Downtown Richmond, Virginia’s most visible landmarks. http://flic.kr/p/aHrXCz

— 1 year ago
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D Comerica Park by annetteleduff on Flickr. Best seen on black: press L to view. http://flic.kr/p/aUFbQK

D Comerica Park by annetteleduff on Flickr. Best seen on black: press L to view. http://flic.kr/p/aUFbQK

— 2 years ago with 1 note
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Heading Downtown by annetteleduff on Flickr. Best seen on black: press L to view.

Shot through the front windshield of our car (riding as a passenger). http://flic.kr/p/bskDJp

Heading Downtown by annetteleduff on Flickr. Best seen on black: press L to view.

Shot through the front windshield of our car (riding as a passenger). http://flic.kr/p/bskDJp

— 2 years ago
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take the power back #ows  by @mellemusic on Instagram. http://instagr.am/p/S6jRW/

take the power back #ows by @mellemusic on Instagram. http://instagr.am/p/S6jRW/

— 2 years ago
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United States Post Office - Wellsville, MO 63384_DSC05274b by Wampa-One on Flickr.  http://flic.kr/p/aRQmbB

United States Post Office - Wellsville, MO 63384_DSC05274b by Wampa-One on Flickr. http://flic.kr/p/aRQmbB

— 2 years ago
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PC060980 by aaliyahciera on Flickr. main street 2 http://flic.kr/p/aRvrcv

PC060980 by aaliyahciera on Flickr. main street 2 http://flic.kr/p/aRvrcv

— 2 years ago
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Bare Skeleton of a Building by annetteleduff on Flickr. Best seen on black: press L to view.
This is one of several buildings that halted suddenly three years ago, designed as mixed residential and retail alongside one of Michigan’s most prosperous communities. The 90 acres of land (including natural wetland habitats) was annexed from W Bloomfield to Pontiac and is a legal mess. Terrible waste!  Interested?  Keyword search: “Bloomfield Park+Michigan” or go to bridgemi.com/2011/09/economic-shockwave-flattens-construc…  http://flic.kr/p/aRiULg

Bare Skeleton of a Building by annetteleduff on Flickr. Best seen on black: press L to view.
This is one of several buildings that halted suddenly three years ago, designed as mixed residential and retail alongside one of Michigan’s most prosperous communities. The 90 acres of land (including natural wetland habitats) was annexed from W Bloomfield to Pontiac and is a legal mess. Terrible waste! Interested? Keyword search: “Bloomfield Park+Michigan” or go to bridgemi.com/2011/09/economic-shockwave-flattens-construc… http://flic.kr/p/aRiULg

— 2 years ago
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Western Hotel & Casino by Nick Leonard on Flickr. Canon T70 35mm film camera, Kodak Max 400 ASA film (expired 2005).

899 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV.

After 41 years on Fremont Street, the Western Hotel & Casino will be closing its doors come January 16, 2012.

Tamares Real Estate has closed several properties around downtown Las Vegas in the past such as the now demolished Ambassador East Motel which sat on a huge lot directly across from the Western. All that remains today in that lot is the sign. The Queen of Hearts Hotel is now just a memory as it has since been demolished to make way for the new court house. Thankfully, its sign was saved and rests peacefully at the Neon Museum. The Nevada Hotel & Casino located on Main Street across from the Greyhound bus station was another property Tamares’ closed. Its sign, again [thankfully] was donated to the Neon Museum. The former Nevada Hotel building appears to have been occupied/purchased by its neighbor, the Golden Nugget as it got a fresh paint job this year which matches that of the Golden Nugget’s. The GN also placed several wraps or banners around the building advertising gaming and such at, you guessed it- the Golden Nugget. I am unsure if the former hotel rooms inside the building are being used or if the building is just ad space.

The company [Tamares] said the clousure of the Western may not be “permanent” as they are looking over redevelopment plans, but I won’t hold my breath. We’ll see what happens…

I will give Tamares some credit as earlier this year they did add some positivity downtown with the revampment of the Plaza Hotel & Casino by changing out the furniture in the rooms, adding new restaurants and activities while keeping the same classic look on the outside of the building.

www.nickleonardphoto.com | nickleonard.tumblr.com http://flic.kr/p/aRLCvP

Western Hotel & Casino by Nick Leonard on Flickr. Canon T70 35mm film camera, Kodak Max 400 ASA film (expired 2005).

899 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV.

After 41 years on Fremont Street, the Western Hotel & Casino will be closing its doors come January 16, 2012.

Tamares Real Estate has closed several properties around downtown Las Vegas in the past such as the now demolished Ambassador East Motel which sat on a huge lot directly across from the Western. All that remains today in that lot is the sign. The Queen of Hearts Hotel is now just a memory as it has since been demolished to make way for the new court house. Thankfully, its sign was saved and rests peacefully at the Neon Museum. The Nevada Hotel & Casino located on Main Street across from the Greyhound bus station was another property Tamares’ closed. Its sign, again [thankfully] was donated to the Neon Museum. The former Nevada Hotel building appears to have been occupied/purchased by its neighbor, the Golden Nugget as it got a fresh paint job this year which matches that of the Golden Nugget’s. The GN also placed several wraps or banners around the building advertising gaming and such at, you guessed it- the Golden Nugget. I am unsure if the former hotel rooms inside the building are being used or if the building is just ad space.

The company [Tamares] said the clousure of the Western may not be “permanent” as they are looking over redevelopment plans, but I won’t hold my breath. We’ll see what happens…

I will give Tamares some credit as earlier this year they did add some positivity downtown with the revampment of the Plaza Hotel & Casino by changing out the furniture in the rooms, adding new restaurants and activities while keeping the same classic look on the outside of the building.

www.nickleonardphoto.com | nickleonard.tumblr.com http://flic.kr/p/aRLCvP

— 2 years ago
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Old Scars by Leo Hohmann on Flickr. There she sits at the end of the street.
Like a huge mausoleum, 
Storing her secrets behind lock and key,
Stories that will haunt us until they’ve been told.

She is Gastonia’s Trenton Mill.
Just one of many old brick beauties
That litter the landscape
of countless Southern cities.

Used and abused by the businessmen of their day,
Who rung tightly from their bones
Every last bit of efficiency
Eliminating all waste
From the buildings and bodies they owned.

When the parts wore out, 
They shifted their “assets” overseas.
They built new buildings and hired cheaper hands – 
Trumpeting the promise of new economies.

But what of the old stuff that got left behind?
Old mill village folks in leaky old mill village homes.
What of their kids, and their kids’ families,
The ones who never got out of that bind?

Those assets became someone else’s liabilities. 
Their lives resemble those buildings,
The ones at the end of the street. 
Scarred, patched, leaking, and hanging by a thread.

©  2011
Words and Image are the property of Leo Hohmann.  http://flic.kr/p/aQnpaK

Old Scars by Leo Hohmann on Flickr. There she sits at the end of the street.
Like a huge mausoleum,
Storing her secrets behind lock and key,
Stories that will haunt us until they’ve been told.

She is Gastonia’s Trenton Mill.
Just one of many old brick beauties
That litter the landscape
of countless Southern cities.

Used and abused by the businessmen of their day,
Who rung tightly from their bones
Every last bit of efficiency
Eliminating all waste
From the buildings and bodies they owned.

When the parts wore out,
They shifted their “assets” overseas.
They built new buildings and hired cheaper hands –
Trumpeting the promise of new economies.

But what of the old stuff that got left behind?
Old mill village folks in leaky old mill village homes.
What of their kids, and their kids’ families,
The ones who never got out of that bind?

Those assets became someone else’s liabilities.
Their lives resemble those buildings,
The ones at the end of the street.
Scarred, patched, leaking, and hanging by a thread.

© 2011
Words and Image are the property of Leo Hohmann. http://flic.kr/p/aQnpaK

— 2 years ago
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