A few weeks ago we took a little road trip near the Texas, Oklahoma border. Carpenters Bluff, Texas is not really there anymore. Very few houses are left. Most all the buildings are demolished, but the bridge still crosses the Red River.
I was there several years ago on my motorcycle and it could still be driven. Today it is closed except pedestrian traffic and graffiti. On the Wooden side, moss has all but taken over several yards of the bridge.
We had a nice time but the wind was blowing so much, we didn’t stay long.
I can’t wait to see what the next adventure might be!
I suppose I am drawn to the demolition of buildings and structures around town. Down the street from our house, another Gas station/Convenience store is being demolished to make way for something new and better.
I guess even Beer & Wine or State Inspections couldn’t save this one.
I’m pretty sure this wont happen in this building anyway!
I’m thinking this may be my last post of the mall for a while. I try to stop by at least once a week to see the progress. I was hoping I could have seen them tearing down the Sears sign, but too late, its already in the piles of tin steel and concrete.
Here is a panoramic shot from the raised parking lot to the east. I’m just a little too far away.
SEArS. The letters on the Sears end of the mall have been hanging for a while before the mall actually closed. I stopped by when you could still go inside the mall and could not resist to shoot the sign.
Photographed: Plano, TX 2019-07-26
It wont be dangling much longer as the demo crew has started on that section of the mall.
Photographed: Plano, TX 2019-11-02
Its kind of funny the barricade is still there. We sure don’t want that letter to fall on anyone!
Collin Creek Mall is being demolished and investors are making way for a new mixed-use facility.
With fences all the way around, I have to find some higher ground to get the camera over them to see what is behind. Heavy machinery and piles of scrap lay around on the east side where the demolition is underway.
Photographed: Plano, TX 2019.09.26
It looks like they may have attempted to save some of the Mosaic that was on Macy’s.
Maybe this is what is meant by an “Open Air” Mall.