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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:06 PM

Who knew that my venturing into Asheville’s “Ice House” was going to be my only chance?

I learned today that it will be razed.

Today’s Asheville paper had an article about a building I photographed two weeks ago. A beautiful, scary, and dangerous building.

If you are interested in graffiti and urban artwork and decay click on the article and see the 2 min. video The people who did the little video were able to tred where I could not and would have loved to. After that, my photos will mean more to you.

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130109/NEWS/301090028/City-tear-down-ice-house-OKs-village-food-trucks

This building is the closest one to the restaurant 12 Bones where Obama goes when in Asheville. Across the street and a two minute walk.

Ironically when I took the first photo I did not know the name of the building is “The Ice House”.

I took these across the front, then coming around the side and finally going in defying the name calling my family resorted to again. Why do they think I'm nuts?

I’m glad I got to see it, and I’m glad to read today that they will preserve the huge chimney.

























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Reply Who knew that my venturing into Asheville’s “Ice House” was going to be my only chance? (Original post)
Mira Jan 2013 OP
alfredo Jan 2013 #1
Downwinder Jan 2013 #2
alfredo Jan 2013 #3
Mira Jan 2013 #4
SouthernDonkey Jan 2013 #5
Mira Jan 2013 #6
SouthernDonkey Jan 2013 #7
Mz Pip Jan 2013 #8
Mira Jan 2013 #9
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #10

Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:19 PM

1. Our ice houses have survived. One is storage, the other is now a brewery.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:49 PM

2. All that is left of ours is the slab.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:04 AM

3. I'm old enough to remember the iceman. I remember my grandma's icebox.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:23 AM

4. Nice photograph Alfredo. I guess

that's what they had the Ice Houses for, eh?

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:40 PM

5. As always Mira...

amazing photos! Great work!

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:23 PM

6. Kind of you - and thank you!

Not having grown up here it never occurred to me what an "Ice House" was for when I posted the thread. Now that I am wiser, I have a hunch what "the Ice Man cometh" referred to.

In looking at the video in the link from the paper, I am dying to go back on my own and crawl all over that place before it gets taken down.
I just can't tell the family.

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Response to Mira (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:28 PM

7. From the looks of that place

I don't think you should go by yourself, and you should definitely let someone know where you are. I think you just need "a partner in crime".

Be careful.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:24 AM

8. These are wonderful

I especially like the ones with the light coming through the broken skylights.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:15 AM

9. Thank you Mz Pip

I considered one of those for the upcoming contest. I think abandoned buildings would not be a stretch.
The entire post is very bitter and very sweet. Just depending on what I concentrate on.

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Response to Mira (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:29 PM

10. It looks very much like the old cotton warehouse near me.

Huge brick walled building, long abandoned, roof gone, in a town about 40 miles down the road, sitting between the meeting of 2 country roads.No graffitti artists to brighten it up, tho.
I liked it. I like the old pieces of history still visible today.
But..this old warehouse, they tore it down last year. Nothing but weeds on the lot now.

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