Monday, February 27, 2006

Railroad Storage Bins



These are pictures of old storage bins along one side of the railroad tracks in downtown Marietta, Ga.

These bins are pre-Civil war. They were used to store cotton and various crops waiting to shipped out by railway. These bins are on the edge of a parking lot.

Plans have been submitted and approved to build a 5 or 6 story apartment and building here, which will probably squeeze out the storage bins, or the least, making them inaccessible.

I always thought it was something nice, like having a huge chunk of rock and cement history, always there.

Opps! There goes some more progress!

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2 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

It is good that you have p[hotographed them for posterity. Be sure to label them so that whoever gets them after you are gone will know where and what they were.

12:36 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Judy,
You are right. I have my own photo archives going, which has already filled up one CD.

There is an efficient organization Cobb County Landmarks and Preservation that is fighting all the bulldozing of historic things and they collect pictures and artifacts also. I am tempted to join.

1:31 PM  

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