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22 April 2013

Sol's Dairy

It was a sad day when Sol's Dairy was torn down, a little over a year ago.  Nestled in the Shooks Run neighborhood, I never paid much attention to the old building. In fact, it barely registers in my memory.  But Bill Vogrin, who writes a wonderful blog for our local paper, documented his dismay over its demolition in THIS article, which also briefly tells the history of the dairy.  It's too bad I never got to photograph the building before it came down.  I think it's great, however, that the façade has been preserved and has found a permanent home across the street from Shooks Run Park, along with a placard to explain its story.  As the granddaughter of a dairy farmer, I can appreciate preserving this kind of history!

On a side note, the photo that is displayed on the placard (see a closer view HERE) was taken in 1953 by the late, great Myron Wood, a wonderful photographer of the f/64 generation who happened to call Colorado Springs his home. His work was equally as wonderful as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and other well-known greats.  I actually knew him personally, and I'm proud to say I own one of his prints, which I purchased just before he passed away in 1999.

1 comment:

Randy said...

Nice post and shot.