|Soon this sight will be a thing of the past|
There's plenty going on in Lorain – buildings going up, buildings coming down – that will alter many of the long-familiar city landscapes.
First stop for me was FirstEnergy Corp's power plant at 200 Oberlin Avenue. As reported in the Morning Journal this week (here), the process of dismantling the transformers at the intersection of Oberlin Avenue and E. Erie has begun.
Soon the sight above will be a thing of the past, along with the huge power plant building that was torn down. (Somewhere, Reddy Kilowatt is not smiling.)
|Looking east from Leavitt at the construction site of the new Family Dollar store|
That's W. 21st Street (Route 611) on the left.
One of the properties acquired for the construction of the store was that of the old Dick's Drive-in (which I wrote about here.)
The only drawback of the new Family Dollar is that it replaces the old one – located in the old Westgate Shopping Center nearby.
****Lastly, I swung by Masson School to see how the demolition was progressing (funny how the Morning Journal hasn't even mentioned it yet). The building has been in the process of being gutted for weeks.
So far, just a small part of the former junior high portion has been demolished (below).
****In the Morning Journal on Sept. 3, there was another article about the possibility of the Broadway Building being demolished (which you can read here if you missed it).
It will be interesting to see how they do it, if it does indeed happen. With the building extending down to the river level, what kind of a hole will be left if the building and the underground parking garage are demolished?