Sunday, September 27, 2009

Old Rock Building in Ashes

This morning, while it was still dark, I drove by the old rock building. Smoke was still rising from the ruins of the old stone walls, and a faint glow came from what was left of the windows. It had almost a majestic look to it... but the light of day will bring back the dismal truth of it. There is nothing but a charred black shell left of the old building that we so loved. Native stone, of course, does not burn. It only blackens. The roof is gone, though, leaving charred two-by-fours sticking out like burnt toothpicks. Any hope of renovation is gone, as well. No phoenix is expected to rise from these ashes. What is left of the old rock building will most likely be demolished.


Daily Citizen News article by Rachel Brown: Rock Building Burns

Photo of the rock building fire by Misty Watson of the Daily Citizen News.

(More photos of the fire are currently available at See Rock Building Fire 9/26/09).

The old rock building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Murray County High School Historic District in Chatsworth, Georgia.

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