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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

How times have changed(for the better?)

About a mile east of Newcastle we have an old WD and HO Wills cigarette factory(Benson and Hedges among others).Its a fantastic building but stood empty for some time.Finally it was turned into luxary apartments a few years ago.You can still see the name of the company engraved in stone above the clock.Go here to see a wider view Posted by Picasa

7 Comments:

Blogger luggi said...

Nice blog. Very interesting. Would love to see anoter photo of St James Park.

I'll put a link to your city blog on mine.

Thanks

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the building, but the 'luxery apartments' i wouldn't pay the prices they ask. they have a rule that says all the apartments on the front of the building have to have the same blue vertical blinds, seems to take away some of the freedom of expression, but what would i know!

8:40 PM  
Blogger mea said...

This is becoming a very popular trend here in Richmond (fueled by tax breaks). We have the former Dairy, school, ham factory, home for the mentally ill, hospital, former bakery...I could go on and on.

The unfortunate part is that they aren't very cool to look at because so much of the personality is gone (except the Richmond Dairy which is income-dependent).

1:01 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

From the 1930s?

12:32 PM  
Blogger chris.h. said...

Bob,I think so..I really need to do more research before posting pics.
Luggi,more pics of St James Park in the future--I promise.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Denton said...

Thanks for the link to the wider view. I hope the apartments don't smell of smoke.

11:26 PM  
Blogger teja ul said...

Excellent post! I must thank you for this informative read. I hope you will post again soon.
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6:17 AM  

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