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Sep 28

Thompson Building c. 2006

Comments (3) 9:20 PM posted by admin |

In February of 2006, back when David Kircher was still the legal owner, I was invited to tour the Thompson Building and take pictures. This is probably the most extensive collection of pictures from that time period. Obviously the stuff in those pictures no longer exists, but it didn’t exist for too long after I took these.

There are some interesting things of note, however. Picture 102 shows the main valve for the fire suppression system, of which you see in dozens of pictures.

My favorite picture on the irony scale was the one where you saw more than a dozen rolls of roofing paper in the middle of a giant puddle a foot thick. So much for receivership. Judge Shelton, you did us well, and we thank you for your tireless service to historic preservation and the law.

Without further ado, I give you the Thompson Building. You came so far in the past three and a half years.

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  1. Comment by Ingrid
    September 29, 2009 @ 7:02 am

    Thank you for posting these Brian. I thought the old for sale sign that claimed “low insurance” because of the sprinkler system was interesting.

  2. Comment by David Alber
    September 29, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

    There definitely was a sprinkler system in the building. Its hard to tell it was operational, but it was there. Even if it didn’t work, it wouldn’t have taken a ton of work to make it work.

  3. Comment by Tim
    October 1, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

    I was in that building many years ago (maybe 10), and that’s how I remember it then as well.

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