Friday, March 6, 2009

Railroad depot, GTW

This is the old Grand Trunk Western depot on South Washington Avenue in Lansing, Michigan. The tracks beside it are now Canadian National. The last use of this building was a blues club. We spent a fair amount of time there and heard some really good bands. The tracks are 10 or 12 feet from the building and I can remember seeing trains going by but never hearing them or feeling their vibration. The grand old building is now falling into disrepair rapidly. I didn't indicate the missing roof tiles or the broken windows. If it isn't maintained soon it will have to be torn down.

Pitt pen, watercolor in a Hand book journal.

1 comment:

Shirley said...

Came by to see your microwave - but wanted to tell you how much I like this sketch of the depot!


Second sketch of 2019. Not too bad, only 40 or so days apart. From a photo.