Thursday, February 24, 2005

Out with the old . . .

. . . and in with the new parking lot. At least, I've heard that the wreckage of the historic structure shown here is to be a parking lot.

I have a sinking feeling that the Dixie building, pictured below, will be next. It's right across the street from First Horizon Park, on the corner of Bellemeade and Eugene Streets. It's been one of my favorite buildings for years.

One hopes -- against hope? -- that someone with a little heart, imagination, and capital, will do what Dawn Cheney is doing just a few blocks away with the Vick apartment building on Fisher Ave. That is, restore it to its original -- beyond its original -- glory.

Thank you, Dawn!


Billy Jones said...

I'm with you on this one. This downtown revitalization thing is like a cancer.

David Wharton said...

Some of it's great, some not. Tearing down useful historic buildings around the stadium just to "land bank" the lot really rubs me the wrong way.

But if they're talking about building stores and services I can walk to ... wonderful!