demolition

Goodbye, old manse: BOS dooms 140-year-old church building
Published on Jun 29th, 2011
5 comments On April 20, the County Board of Supervisors approved the demolition of a 140-year-old church building in Keswick, a decision that would appear to run contrary to one of the goals of the County's...
Art-deco ditched: Mauled facade to get historic treatment
Published on Mar 29th, 2010
22 comments The approved design for the faÃ?§ade of the former Victory Shoe store is a victory for the circa 1921 original facade. PHOTO COURTESY GALVIN ARCHITECTS The approved design for the fa§ade of the...
Docu-demo: Lumber building gone, but not forgotten
Published on Feb 23rd, 2010
17 comments The Charlottesville Lumber building in its heyday, circa 1917. PHOTO BY RUFUS HOLSINGER. FROM UVA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY. In December, the old Charlottesville Lumber building on Avon Street was...
Avon demo debris dumped at demolisher's
Published on Jan 7th, 2010
29 comments A Parham Construction dump truck arrives at owner Ronnie Parham's residence on Route 20 South January 7 with a load of debris from the Avon Street sawmill demo. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR At least since...
Avon demo commences
Published on Dec 22nd, 2009
29 comments Halfway down, as of the morning of December 23. PHOTO BY MARY HUNTER A familiar sight from the Belmont Bridge for over a hundred years began to come down today–- the former Charlottesville...
Down and out: Un-development to claim old sawmill
Published on Dec 8th, 2009
20 comments This building adjacent to the Belmont Bridge, once home to Charlottesville Lumber at the turn of the century, is scheduled for demolition. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR After over a hundred years, a familiar...
Victory demo: crushing for founder's granddaughter
Published on Nov 27th, 2009
28 comments Downtown's Victory Shoe Store, as Ethel Crowe remembers it from her childhood. HISTORIC PHOTO While the unceremonious demolition of the art-deco glass storefront of the old Victory Shoe Store on...
Funky connector to fall
Published on Nov 24th, 2009
0 comments A covered pedestrian bridge linking two towering Jefferson Park Avenue medical office buildings owned by UVA will be torn down to improve access to the 11th Street Parking Garage and the children's...
Store-afront: Mall store demo done without approval
Published on Nov 13th, 2009
39 comments This glass storefront at 219 East Main Street was recently demolished–- without BAR approval. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR On Monday, November 9, Downtown Mall mavens, along with City development...
Going down: 'California look' duplexes doomed
Published on Oct 16th, 2009
6 comments One of eight 1979-style duplexes on Longwood Drive that has a date with a wrecking ball. PHOTO FROM CITY WEBSITE To make way for a re-development on Longwood Drive, a cul-de-sac off  Harris Road...
Going down: Pay here no more forever
Published on Oct 15th, 2009
0 comments Developer Keith Woodard has applied for a permit to demolish the familiar toll booth at his First and Main parking lot off the Downtown Mall. For years, there’s been no attendant in the booth, which...
Biz brief: Farewell to the Shadwell Store
Published on May 1st, 2009
1 comments After nearly 80 years, the old Shadwell Food Store, on a one-acre spike of land that splits 250 East and Route 231, is finally coming down. Owner Lloyd Wood (Wendell's brother), who operates the Putt...
Pontiac gone: GM move echoed at two Valley dealers
Published on Apr 28th, 2009
3 comments For many years, Charlottesvillians could shop at Peyton Pontiac on West Main Street, at this structure demolished in 2004. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER "I think it's a pretty darn sad day," says...
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