Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day 219: Local gem?

Yesterday, on errands, I passed ...

a truly unique, tiny, vacant commercial building.
I've passed it a hundred times, but this day, I stopped.

305 S. Main Street, Orange.
On the corner of Palmyra ...
a misfit or a jewel ...
depending on your view.

I parked, and walked to take pictures.

It is for sale, and has been for some time.

So small. Maybe 9' x12' total, tops!

You can look right through.

No bathroom or closet, just a checkered floor.

Looking up to a high window and droopy lights.

I am drawn to the brave slope of the roof ...

 and the lonely string of lights.

To me, this is charming. Even the ...

faucet. Oh, and the mailbox.

I wish I could tell you the history of this little gem.
I tried, I really did. But I will tell you ...
that I think it was originally a gas station.
I am guessing it was built in ...
the late 1920's or early 1930's?
I do remember it being a flower shop in the 90's.

It looks so tiny and vulnerable from across Main Street.

I fear for it's fate. To be gobbled up by a strip mall?
A little treasure of creativity and originality.

I relate to this.

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