Thursday, April 23, 2009

Back Home in Indiana: Hills

Richmond aka Rose City. Now greenhouses are gone and few remaining buildings are for sale. Flora products grown in South America and flown to the United States are more cost efficient. (click on image to enlarge) I will be off line until early May. Check back for more "Lost in the Midwest" images.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Back Home in Indiana: Warehouse

With manufacturing down there is less need for storage facilities This leads to fewer opportunities for jobs in the trucking industry. (click on image to enlarge)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Back Home in Indiana: Blockbuster Video


The local Blockbuster Video is to be closed this May. Members are referred to nearby (about a two hour round trip) Blockbuster Video locations. (click on image to enlarge)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Back Home in Indiana: Cinram

Cinram -a Canadian company- will shortly close it's local operation. Some 300 workers will lose their jobs. (click on image to enlarge)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Back Home in Indiana: Price Reduced

Travel any street and you probably will see a For Sale sign. Many offer the price reduced option. Yes - as the advertisements suggest - it's a good time to buy. With so many choices it's not a good time to sell. (click on image to enlarge)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Back Home in Indiana: Warehouse

Warehouse space is available due to the downturn in manufacturing. (click on image to enlarge)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Back in Indiana: Miller Milkhouse

Miller Milkhouse was a drive up convenience store. It is now boarded up and for sale. The Milkhouse lost business due in part to higher gasoline costs and chain stores -Meijer, Kroger and Lo Bills - with lower prices. (click on image to enlarge)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Back Home in Indiana: Hyundai

The Hyundia dealership is now closed. This location was once the site of the largest motel in town. The motel closed and stood empty for a bit. Finally the location was purchased. The new owners prepared the site and constructed the Hyundai dealership building. Now it stands empty. (click on image to enlarge)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Back Home in Indiana: P.K.

The home of P.K Lumber/Hardware is now closed. Along with the downturn in new construction, we have a familiar story of large national companies-Lowes/Menards-replacing local merchants. (click on image to enlarge)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Back Home in Indiana

Richmond, IN. - not as depressed as a Detroit, or a Canton - is showing signs of these troubled times. Businesses and factories closing. Increasing unemployment along with rising reliance on food pantries. The next few postings will illustrate a range of local economic problems. (click to enlarge)

Monday, April 06, 2009

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Wall Art

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