Update: The owner and his family have not dealt with the property in over 6 months. Not sure where that places the disappearance of the sign. They are not making any effort to clean up the site apparently sounds like they're just waiting until someone takes legal action or offers them enough to convince them to let it go. It sounds like the owner (the man suffering from dementia) is the driving force behind holding on to the property.
Posted by turtl Update: The owner and his family have not dealt with the property in over 6 months. Not sure where that places the disappearance of the sign. They are not making any effort to clean up the site apparently sounds like they're just waiting until someone takes legal action or offers them enough to convince them to let it go. It sounds like the owner (the man suffering from dementia) is the driving force behind holding on to the property.
Sounds like a very familiar story to one out my way...
Posted by turtl Great shots man. Getting stormed at gunpoint was quite the experience. Heres a few of mine, including a video I shot.
Backstory for the video: (I happen to know the owner and his family thorough a mutual friend)
This machine shop, built in the early 1920's, is owned by an elderly man suffering from dementia, who refuses to sell the property because he believes that his business is still open. This video is a reflection of that belief, as derelict machines spin back into life, and the shop becomes active once again. There is a focus on the passage of time, and "dialing back the clock."
Nice stuff, really like what you did with the video.
But this place *is* for sale... I've met the Realtor on site, and even have his business card because he said to call him any time I wanted to set up a time to shoot the location. He said everything is for sale, when I asked about the machinery and equipment. But said the bigger stuff would likely be sold with the property due to it's weight. He was there with two clients discussing the building and it's contents. This was several months ago, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't 6 months ago.
Posted by dammband Maybe they are working on the clean up. Take that back. I never saw a construction dumpster or any kind of dumpster there.
They day I met the Realtor, the front fence was down and tire tracks led from the road to the building. A dump truck, large box truck, or roll off dumpster had been there recently.
Posted by turtl OK good, the cops seemed to think that the fence in the front was taken down by scrappers, and I found that hard to believe. Glad to know that they're moving forwards on the property.
Posted by dammband That explains why the fence is still down. I thought the place looked swept
There have definitely been scrappers, he even said that when I talked to him... I don't claim to know if the downed fence/truck tracks were clean up or scrapers. He had to walk away before I got a chance to ask him (I didn't want to push my luck asking lots of questions about scrappers when he was obviously busy). I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they simply drove a dump or box right over the fence to scrap stuff, I've seen them drive though brick walls before LOL. I was just presenting relevant information to the conversation. The gate was open when I was there, and they were parked on property, so I don't see why they would have driven over the fence. That being said, it's been down for months now, so I think it's anyone's guess as to what exactly is going on there.