Thursday, October 17, 2013

Historical Find

There is a building that is located on a bridge in Fairmont WV.  This building grabbed my attention and decided to sketch it.

At the time I worked this sketch, I had no idea what it was or what it was used for.  Yesterday I found out!

Below the bridge used to be a large parking lot when the town was booming.  There used to be several shops people enjoyed shopping in to include a Hechts.  There used to be a theater as well.  Now the area is primarily government, lawyers, a few restuarants, and doctor offices.  Many buildings stand abandoned looking as if they would be better off being taken down.  Fairmont is not exactly considered an inviting place these days and considered an ugly town from remarks made..........compared to neighboring towns and cities.

Back when the town had more to offer, people would park below the bridge and rather than have to hike up a hillside of steps, this building was put in with an elevator.  I have no idea if the building is used now for anything as the parking lot below is no longer there.

Worked in the Stillman & Birn Zeta journal with the Pilot Prera pen and Lexington Gray ink.

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