I have to show you this old newspaper building. It’s right across the street from the post office in Alto.
(We live 7 miles outside of Alto.)
I love the old advertisement on the side.
The other side of the building is still in fairly good condition.
I’m sure you’ve heard as I have that that newspapers and magazines are dying because of the internet. Poor circulation and falling advertising revenues are named as the culprits.
However, it looks like this old building (and I assume the newspaper operations inside of it) were abandoned many years ago.
I looked through the open window and shot a few photos to show you why.
I spotted some pretty tables strewn with stacks of paper.
The vines are also taking over and will obscure the beadboard ceiling before too much longer.
The most telling evidence was seen when I went to the back of the building. The mortar has deteriorated and many bricks have fallen.
So many in fact that the roof is totally gone on at least half of the building.
There is a volunteer garden growing in the rubble and trash.
Sad to see, but nature always wins, doesn’t it.
My favorite photos of the whole site where these.
I have no idea what the large metal object is (maybe a grain bin?), but I loved its industrial shape against the old brick building.