Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

1860 Freight Station




Northfield, Minnesota




The Freight Station is on the right.






Am I wrong to think some fresh paint and window glass is asking for too much?  I believe it deserves saving, being built in 1860 (very few buildings carry that fame) conserving the Freight House history is key.





23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow. poor old thing!

Gerald (SK14) said...

such lovely old stuff deserves some preservation

EG CameraGirl said...

Sadly, not everyone appreciates historical landmarks.

carolann said...

We have not anymore station anymore in my next town.

Sad isn't it.

Tom said...

Little boys and this big boy love trains. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Rose said...

I got news for Tom--girls love trains, too!

Don't you bet that that place has seen a lot come and go through its doors!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm with you, Karen.
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DeniseinVA said...

It's a shame and a fresh coat of paint would spruce it right up.

JJ said...

It definitely deserves saving. My wife and I saved an 1869 schoolhouse one time in New Hampshire. The rafters had the name of the students carved into it. They were simply going to level it. That is awful. That is a great building.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Kilroy says, 'Toot, toot.'

The Queen Jester said...

Not sure if paint would be enough, it looks like there's need of some structural repair as well.

Lois said...

I totally agree! A building that old should have already been preserved. What a shame.

sage said...

Yes, save it! I like your railroad shots.

Alexia said...

Great photos. I love taking shots of run-down old buildings.

Seriously, Karen - Tuesdays are rubbish? I think they're quite pleasant, really ;)

Alan Burnett said...

You are right, it should be saved. Those wooden planks and beams carry far too much history to be left to decay.

Jeanie said...

You are not wrong in thinking that. Buildings do need a little love.

Debbie said...

awwww, just needs a little tlc. i love when communities are able to preserve these buildings, we have several in our town that have been beautifully restored!!!!

Lisa B said...

I agree, it's very sad when such history is just allowed to decay.

Marie said...

A great bit of history! Yes, worth saving!

Linda said...

Love your photos, Karen, and I agree, it is definitely worth preserving.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely, the railroad and ramshackeled old house, they are beautiful.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Oh! That old building should have been preserved for sure.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love that first shot. So rustic.