Having lived in my hometown all my life you see many buildings being torn down through the years. It's actually a running joke among several of us that the older buildings either get torn down, they "accidentally" burn down, or they get turned into lawyer's offices.
Well earlier this week as I was headed into town I saw one of the historical buildings that I've always loved being torn down. I even at one time envisioned it as an antique shop because it just looked like one should be there. It had really big glass windows on the front (these would have made great displays windows). The problem was that there wasn't any place to park and it sat really high off the ground on stilts so I thought that it would need a lot of work to make sure it was secure underneath.
I called my mother to tell her that the building was being torn down and she said at one time we lived next door to this building (there was an apartment building on the corner next to it but it too was torn down). We would walk to this building and get hamburgers for 25 cents, she said they made really great burgers. She said the building was originally Gilcrease Electric.
Anyways getting back to the building, I decided to stop and see if anything was for sale. The older gentleman said of course, "it's all for sale". I bought several doors, the coolest being the front doors to the building and a really great vintage chair. I went back later in the week to buy more of the building, doors, windows, and shelves and a few free things he threw in. Here's the front of the building:
And here are just a few of my finds:
I just love buying pieces of history especially when they are from my town.
Today the Canton Texas Flea Market started and we found lots of great things, a whole truck load actually. I'll be sharing my finds with you soon. And, keep watching my blog because I have some exciting news to share with you. Friday is right around the corner.