Monday, September 14, 2009

There must be a story here

Up Coronado just before it runs into Country Club Drive, there sits a lonely building on the hillside. Perhaps a garage at one time. A choice piece of property in a good neighborhood with almost no vacant lots . Nothing has changed in all the years I've lived here in Prescott, even during the height of the real estate boom. I'm sure there's a story here. My first guess would be a fire, but that does not explain the neglect.

Today as we passed the scene, Patty brought this cross to my attention. Or are we looking at something more mundane -- a crosspiece that once served as the foundation for a for sale sign, maybe? Just as likely, it may have said no trespassing.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a mystery!

I hope your post will unearth some stories and shed some light on this parcel.

Hmmmm! ???

~Anon in AV

Granny J said...

anon av -- I sure would like to know the story here.; it has puzzled me for years.

Prescottstyle said...

I heard that was a "powder room" from back when. My friend Mike used to play there in the 60's.

Meggie said...

the kind of mystery I love! So interesting to quess at what- or who- might have been?

Anonymous said...

Yes, there was a house there at one time and I knew the last renters, who lived in it at the time it burned down. They were antiques dealers who owned a local shop. I am thinking the fire was in the late 70s...

Avus said...

So, we now know the story (re above), but I wonder why it was never rebuilt?

Granny J said...

style -- meaning ammo?

meggie -- it is always a challenge to the imagination. I love coming across such small mysteries.

anon#2 -- thank you for clearing up that story. We loved into the city in 1983, wich is when I first noted the property.

avus -- now that is the real question, indeed.

 
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