This is the last shot of Newman Machine Company that we'll post; however, we had a few e-mails from people asking to see the actual building (not just the abandoned insides or the demolition). We thought we'd show the building once as it is about to be gone FOREVER. This industrial brick style, so common in Greensboro 100+ years ago, is slowly disappearing. This building is a long L-shape with additions from over the years-- the brick on the left being the newest. The property has the feel of an old warehouse that John Steinbeck would feature in a novel. Notice the font in the middle, above the open door-- so classy.
One good thing is that DH Griffin will find a way to recycle as much as possible from this building. However, NOTHING replaces a company that has been around since the 1830's. As we think back to products that remain even from 100 years ago, we can think of Ivory Soap, Shredded Wheat, Karo Syrup, Vicks Salve, Welch's Grape Jelly. What products do you know of that have been around since the early 1900's? Older is not necessarily better; however, the the older we get, the more we appreciate OLDER!!!
Have a good Thursday folks and, if you have a minute, post something about a place or product that is still around from 100 years ago. If it is in Greensboro, we'll try to get to it to feature. Finally, we challenge our local artists to make something from this industrial rubble!