Monday, October 24, 2016
More Construction @hawksbillbrew
One of the features of the building is this glass block window near the front entry. I'm not sure if it is original, although it certainly could be: this article suggests the material has been in use since the early 1900's, contemporary with the building's original construction in 1911.
In any case, this one has seen better days. Several blocks are broken, maybe just wear and tear, but possibly due to vandalism. We've decided to simply replace it with a plate glass window, so the team showed up last week to begin demo.
I've asked that some of the materials be saved and put aside for us. As we continue to find out more history of the building, it may end up being important that we have some of these for reference. In any case, they do form an important reminder of some of the legacy uses of the place as an ice storage facility and creamery.