Plimpton Press Demolition August 31, 2018

As August comes to a close, the Plimpton Press is now completely gone.

The new apartments on the North side of Lenox and Nahatan are already clearly visible, as is the rear of the Shaw’s Plaza. Once the debris is gone it will be easier to see all the way through Lenox street in both directions for the first time in decades.

The railroad tracks that went to the original Guild street railroad overpass/bridge (replaced in the summer of 2016) can be seen in the 5th and 6th photos.

The next phase of the project is likely to begin soon on the East side of the site, up against the dead end of Rock street, where the first set of new buildings will be constructed.

 

 

 

To see my full post on the Plimpton Press demolition, click here.

And for the history of the Plimpton Press, check this out.

 

Plimpton Press Demolition August 20, 2018

The main tower of the Plimpton Press came down today. It stood for over 120 years, and could be seen as far away as Morse Hill in South Norwood (site of the current Coakley Middle School).

 

To see my full post on the Plimpton Press demolition, click here.

And for the history of the Plimpton Press, check this out.

 

Plimpton Press Demolition August 15, 2018

Today the Southeast corner and East side were opened up and more of the inside of this great old building are seeing some daylight. I got a closeup photo of some of the old lumber, which is being saved and re-purposed according to this great article from the Norwood Bulletin.

 

To see my full post on the Plimpton Press demolition, click here.

And for the history of the Plimpton Press, check this out.

Plimpton Press Demolition August 13, 2018

After months of work, the time has finally come to begin work on demolishing the main building of the old Plimpton Press. Guild street is closed from Lenox to Broadway 8 am- 4:30pm for the two week period beginning August 13 to allow work on the building to continue safely.

 

I shot this video around 5pm tonight from the intersection of Lenox, Guild and Plimpton streets. Work seems to be moving right along despite the gloomy weather.

To see my full post on the Plimpton Press demolition, click here.

And for the history of the Plimpton Press, check this out.

Norwood’s First WWI Casualty

Private Bert B. Windhal was Norwood’s first WWI casualty, one hundred years ago today.

Killed in a battle in France on August 10, 1918, he was a member of Company “I”, 28th US Army Infantry.

He was laid to rest in Plot C Row 23 Grave 27, in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in Fere-en-Tardenois, Departement de l’Aisne, Picardie.

His name is recorded with the other Fallen Heroes of Norwood on a plaque in the Norwood Municipal Building.

Thank you for your sacrifice, Pvt. Windahl, we will not forget you.