This is the second in a series of posts on some abandoned buildings in Charlottesville and surrounding areas. In my explorations I have seen and photographed many old buildings inside and out, some of which have since been torn down. A few of these buildings and locations have been featured in other posts on this website, but I wanted to group the images here, as they collectively tell a story about time, life, and the structures we inhabit in our short stay in this world. Some locations may be left unidentified out of respect for the property owner.
Built in 1899, this was the home of the president of the Alberene Soapstone Company in Alberene, VA. The house design was based on a Charlottesville home known as “Crestwood” located just off Old Ivy Road. That house was burned (in a fire department training exercise) and razed in 1990.
All photo © C’ville Images, 2010-2014