26 August 2012

the urban wilderness

some of the city's great industrial architecture is on murphy avenue, most of it built between 1900 and 1950, when the avenue was one of the great industrial corridors in the city --- it is an urban wasteland today, at least at the north end

the great mid-century unit on the right, with its double clerestories and wonderful streamline modern entrance, is "available," i.e., fer sale ---
it still has its original (if a little busted up) front door with its own original hardware
one of the few signs of life on the avenue

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