demolition

Goodbye Glover

This week, the Glover school demolition began.  I saw the first chunks removed on my way to work on Monday and noted even more disappeared by noon Tuesday.  I had come home to grab lunch and quickly got the camera instead.  I took a few shots from School street but then made my way around to Cherry Street and saw this view.  The view reminded me of watching the old YMCA come down with layers appearing for singular moments in time.  As it was the crew's lunch break, I had some time to compose this image to showcase the interior [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:06:11+00:00August 10th, 2012|Categories: School|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Goodbye YMCA

The 'old' YMCA was demolished this week to make room for new condominiums in town.  The Y opened in 1910 making it the oldest one on the North Shore.  It cared for a century of children in Marblehead but closed before I moved to town.  I had a chance to watch the demolition on Wednesday morning and snuck around to the side as the crew worked.  I found this still-standing door leading into the rays of light that were reflecting off the equipement and made stronger by the dust and debris in the air.  Seemed a perfect tribute to some [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:06:31+00:00January 12th, 2011|Categories: Landmark|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments