lost charlottesville

Gassed out: Neo-Colonial petrol station headed for demolition
Published on Sep 11th, 2012
11 comments First, it was the Tavern, which closed its doors in December. Now there's an another place falling into the dustbin of Emmet Street history: the Barracks Road Shell, a full-service gas and repair...
Falling water: Terrain shredding starts as consumption falls
Published on Sep 10th, 2012
16 comments New data show that local water consumption has fallen to near-record lows– an ironic launch for a new multi-million-dollar reservoir whose capacity may not be needed for decades. Related FLAWS...
Not forgotten: Mall façade demolition settled for $16K
Published on May 29th, 2012
11 comments Two and a half years after the art-deco glass storefront of the old Victory Shoe Store on the Downtown Mall, now home to SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, was unceremoniously demolished without official...
Concrete move: Market Annex work begins on Main St.
Published on Jan 5th, 2012
1 comments Workers ready the former site of C&R Auto, whose painted signs used to grace 513 West Main Street with promises of "specializing in automatic transmissions," for an expansion of the purple-hued...
Second glance: Free Bridge a design delight
Published on Dec 14th, 2011
5 comments If you live or travel east of Charlottesville, you've probably driven over it hundreds, if not thousands of times without giving it a passing glance. Yet the seven-lane Free Bridge that crosses the...
Busted Buddy's: UVA has demolished civil rights landmark
Published on Nov 29th, 2011
6 comments The building that housed infamously non-segregating Buddy's restaurant is no more. Crews were on the scene Tuesday, November 29, tearing down the brick structure near the corner of Emmet Street and...
Turks Gap Road
Published on Jul 24th, 2011
11 comments Two kids (who just finished swimming at "Blue Hole" on the south fork of the Moormans River) step off Turks Gap Road– one of the historic highways severed by the 75-year ago creation of the...
Carlton's closes
Published on Jul 7th, 2011
32 comments We know the restaurant business can be tough, but Carlton's in the old Michie Company building at 609 East Market Street, may have set a record. Just two months after opening (and just days before...
Farewell, Tuttle House
Published on Jun 19th, 2011
4 comments In the ongoing project to replace 11 residence halls built to accommodate UVA's rapid expansion in the mid-1960s, another has fallen. This time it's Tuttle House, which was completed in 1964 and...
Found: Virginia's lost communties
Published on May 10th, 2011
0 comments In the 1890s there were big plans to transform the Louisa County town of Mineral into a metropolis. Located in the so-called “gold-pyrite belt," a nine- to sixteen-mile-wide volcanic-plutonic...
After three decades, Corner Market folds
Published on May 10th, 2011
41 comments Say it ain't so! After thirty years, a Corner landmark has quietly vanished: the Corner Market at 1411 University Avenue. The phone has been disconnected, the contents have been emptied, and we've...
Brick house
Published on Mar 24th, 2011
1 comments The house associated with the Rives Street store was torn down last week.~Bill Emory puts up a new photo every day at billemory.com/blog.
Then and now...
Published on Feb 24th, 2010
4 comments The de facto historian of UVA student and town life, Coy Barefoot, has assembled an array of then-and-now photographs of UVA-area Charlottesville scenes for your viewing pleasure in the latest...
Snap: Crozet house whacked for no library
Published on Dec 12th, 2009
9 comments This is the house torn down last year for the planned Crozet replacement library, a $10 million, 20,000 square-foot behemoth that has now been removed from the County's 5-year CIP, or Capital...
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...
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...
Snap o' the Day: Crozet library site
Published on May 31st, 2009
1 comments Albemarle County knocked down this house in preparation for building a new library, but the budget experts didn't count on recession, so the library's on hold. The house is part of "Lost Albemarle...
Lost Charlottesville: W.W. O'Toole's
Published on Jan 14th, 2009
15 comments Here's another "Lost Charlottesville" dispatch, and this time it's W.W. O'Toole's. Located at 333 W. Main Street, this place was Bull Alley when I got here in 1989, then W.W. O'Tooles, then Mingles...
Lost Charlottesville: Ski Land
Published on Jun 20th, 2008
3 comments We came across the 2/21/74 edition of the Daily Progress, with this ad for Ski Land, one of America's only ski areas to augment natural snow with both plastic carpets and pellets. According to...
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