Category Archives: Small Towns 2013 – 2014

Reduced To Rubble

There is, make that was, an old rundown abandoned and forgotten looking hotel in our little town. It was called The Sunflower Hotel.

April 2014
April 2014

Back in April I had heard rumors that it was to be torn down and a new building, for our little discount store, is to built in its place.

I thought I’d take a few photos before the old place was torn down and managed to grab just a few one afternoon; saying I’d get back there and take more later.

 

April 2014
April 2014
April 2014
April 2014

 

April 2014
April 2014

 

Well it’s tooooo late now!

I went past the old hotel yesterday while out running errands. It was there, still standing, still waiting for me to grab a few more shots. I hardly even gave it a glance as I hurried by.

Sometime between yesterday afternoon and early this morning the building was reduced to rubble.

D passed by it on his way to work and sent a quick text message that said “The Sunflower hotel is no more.”

September 2014
September 2014

I grabbed the camera and headed down there for a few photos of the demolition processes.

Well I missed that!

It was flattened! Apparently sometime during the night or in the very early morning hours it was knocked down to the ground. Only a few piles of rubble were left; waiting to be loaded into the line of idling trucks to be carried away.

September 2014
September 2014

 

September 2014
September 2014

 

September 2014
September 2014

Its sad when an old building must be torn down; when it has gone so long past repair that it just can’t be saved.

I don’t know any of the history about The Sunflower Hotel as it was already long into disrepair when we moved here. Maybe a few locals will read this and fill in what history they know in the comments.

It would be nice to learn a little something about the old place.

September 2014
September 2014

 

I don’t have a gallery set up for images of the old hotel yet; hopefully I’ll get that done in the next week or so. When I do I’ll do my best to remember to come back here and add the link!

The old hotel images have been added to the Much Randomness gallery at KKHPhotos.com.

Advertisements