1,621 Comments Posted by eldokid@aol.com

The people that set this place on fire should burn in Hell for all eternity.
I know this is late but for whatever it's worth. . . there was an overhead tram system in a department store in downtown Schenectady that was used for sending merchandise from the stock area down to the floors where the customers were. I imagine this may have been similar?
I've had days where I felt like I probably looked like this, good gosh!
dare I ask? Why are Kelloggs products banned?
Looks like Bubba Higgins was here!
this room would make a killer "man cave" (with a little tidying up) -
I love doors with transoms over them
Oh, what those eyes have seen!
This would make cool apartments, I know I'd live there with a setting like that to look out on.
I remember a bar in the 70's had one of these in the men's room that guys peed in.
When I clicked on Mott's link I wanted to throw up. But then I read the comments and someone said which is true, about the surrounding neighborhood declining as well. Not far from where I live there was a grand old Roman Catholic church called St. Mary's. This place was just as gorgeous as this one if not more. Awesome statues, paintings, stained glass, fixtures, etc. They had a good congregation but as the yeas pass that declined as did the surrounding neighborhood. A couple years ago they closed this church and the convent next door has been up for sale at a ridiculously low price but still no interest. Why? Because the surrounding neighborhood has become absentee landlords and people who just don't give a shit anymore. Then the drugs and crime move in and I'm afraid before too long, this place is going to be vandalized, burned or torn down. The convent next door is a huge place and I even considered buying it as a primary residence. Can you imagine? Eight bedrooms, two kitchens, a library, several fireplaces, several bathrooms, it was really gorgeous. But again, the neighborhood being a little scary is what turned me off. (that and the fact it was just too much house for one person!) It's too bad people don't get together and take back their neighborhoods and make them a place where people would want to live again. Then maybe these old buildings would be given a second chance.
Probably not Mica, the word "gay" has taken on an entirely different meaning, which is a shame. (not that there's anything wrong with that!) But then a lot of words change meaning over the years. This photo is amazing. . .it reminds me of some horror movie I saw of which the name escapes me at the moment.
Seeing abandoned musical instruments, especially ones of this magnitude, and knowing they probably were either vandalized or ended up in the landfill makes me very angry that someone couldn't have saved it.
Yup I see it.
Those hanging lamps are gorgeous, I would love to have one or two of them. This is what I don't get, if they are destroying the building, they could certainly remove things like this that are not only reusable but salable too.