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 Post subject: Macon, GA Coaling Tower added to "Fading Five" list
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:04 pm 

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Some news from Macon, Georgia:
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For the first time, a building on the Historic Macon Foundation’s successful Fading Five list is declared lost, but it is being replaced with an iconic industrial structure.
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[Added to the list] is the coaling tower on Seventh Street. It was built in 1910 for the Central of Georgia Railroad, and Crook remembers as a child watching steam engines refuel with coal at the tower. The coal would move down a long chute that is still there, jutting from the tall building partly covered with vines..

“I just think it’s one of the most iconic buildings in all of Macon,” he said.

Ethiel Garlington, executive director of Historic Macon, said there has been no creative new use identified for the building. The goal is simply for the owner of the property, Transco Railcar, Inc., to not tear it down and maintain it as is. Crook said he believes from discussions with the company that Transco recognizes the historic importance of the building and will save it.
Link to the full August 29, 2018 article in the Macon Telegraph newspaper:
A historic Macon building that was in danger of being lost will be demolished


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 Post subject: Re: Macon, GA Coaling Tower added to "Fading Five" list
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:45 am 
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In March, 1988 the 7th Street Coaling Tower caught my eye as part of the landscape during one of Macon's Peach Blossom Festivals as Savannah & Atlanta #750 pulled one of several trips around the Macon Yards over the weekend. Today the tower, the mainline which #750 is pulling on & the inner-most track around the warehouse & another warehouse behind the one pictured are all that remain. The warehouse pictured immediately behind #750 is gone.

This view was shot from approximately 200' NE of the intersection of 5th & Bay Streets on an elevated embankment.

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