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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rurality Blog Hop #11 - Lynchburg

Mystery Building in Lynchburg. I don't know what this neat old building is, any guesses? I have asked an expert though so I'll fill you in when I hear back. I love Lynchburg and all its old architecture.

Linking with Madge's Rurality Blog Hop although I don't know if it will run today as she is recovering from surgery but you could pop over and wish her well!

While combing the web for info on this little building, I found this site about weird "Little Known" Lynchburg attractions. Some of these I want to go investigate!

Update as to what the building is "This was the Norfolk and Western Railway's X tower, which controlled traffic on the N&W where it crossed the Southern mainline in the Lynchburg Lower Basin at Union Station." plus read Sunnybrook Farm's comment.

23 comments:

  1. Did there use to be a rail road yard there? Looks like an observation building for a switching yard.

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  2. I was thinking it might have been a depot. Hope they find a new use for it!

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  3. i was thinking something for a railyard, too!

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  4. A fine mystery building. Very interesting post.

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  5. Go investigate go investigate boy I wish I lived near you that would be fun to do together. :) I love that old building maybe an old livery. B

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  6. I'd say depot too, except that bottom floor is a puzzler- maybe an old horse livery? Here is one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/5906613745/

    How cool!

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  7. Interesting old building! Let us know when you find out.

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  8. Love these mystery structures and would be interesting to find out more!

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  9. Like the shot and that link too. Interesting place.

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  10. The old N&W mainline and C&O line used to cross right there and there was also a small yard there so they needed a tower for switching. The canal used to come into that location and most of the streets were actually canals and the boats would unload into those buildings along the track area. Lots of neat old large stones in some of the structures.

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  11. Oh what is it? Can you find such building on railway tracks? In Germany, to sell hundreds of such buildings these days. This is a true eldorato for railway enthusiasts.

    with best regards from German spring
    egbert

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  12. It is a rather odd looking building! Can't wait to find out it's function! :)

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  13. What wonderful building ! Would love to see it being taken care of. If I could would certainly love to buy it and make it a home, a hotel, a Café, a book shop, all in one.

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  14. That is an interesting building - and I'm looking forward to hearing what it is. I haven't a clue, but it makes a neat photo!

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  15. Today we are competing to see who has the most decrepit structure!

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  16. Cool just read the update very cool. B

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  17. Cool building! Before I read the update I thought it looked like something to do with the railway :) We have one in our town that is similar.

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  18. Seems railway like to me too!!

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  19. Excellent photo of an historical building with lots of character ~ Great shot ^_^

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  20. I love that Building... Here is a closeup of the doors I shot last Year http://silverlightalchemy.blogspot.com/2012/04/old-locked-door-exposure-no-9.html

    Great Site!

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  21. Thanks for the update! I was impressed how many knew it was a train building. :)

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