The remnants of history around us are disappearing every day!

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Old Fayette County GA SchoolhouseThe squeaks of chalk on slate now still
Gone is the clamor of the children’s trill
No more ink or leaf or dog-eared tome
The old schoolhouse has gone on home!

                        (R Weisser 2011)

Like the old schoolhouse in Fayette County Georgia, many old buildings that have outlived their usefulness are just fading away.

Perhaps I am overly sentimental. After all, progress is usually considered to be a good thing, especially in the world of real estate.

Historic preservation is costly and most of these sites are located on private property, but there is something about these place that have fallen out of their “time” that intrigues me and stirs up images of my own past.

And as we plunge deeper into the 21st century, the term “20th century” will gain more and more historical significance.

Time moves on. People come and go and places change.

But it doesn’t hurt to look back every now and then.

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Don MacLean
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Richard, There is a fine line between overly sentimental and an appreciation for a time when things were built, designed and stood for something different.........................and usually more.

Enjoy the day

November 27, 2011 10:56 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Richard,

One has to know their past to see how far they've come.  Wonderful blog, it's a shame that we don't preserve more of our history with our old buildings.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo and commentary.

November 27, 2011 11:44 AM
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Marge Piwowarski
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Richard,

Someone started a facebook page about "growing up in our town" for the small town where I grew up.  There are hundreds of members now, possibly more than the total population of the town ever was!  Old photos, memories of pranks, of school teachers, of little country schools, of the town physician and more.  While I can attest that lots of boomers are into nostalgia, a surprising number of other generations are fascinated by "how it was".

November 27, 2011 11:46 AM
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Richard Iarossi
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Richard,

Apparantly, society's values today place a low value on preserving the past. Once they're gone, there is no chance of getting them back.

Rich

November 27, 2011 12:00 PM
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Hi Richard!  I too, hate that preservation has lost it's value in our society.  As well, these old buildings do bring back memories and thoughts of our granparents and great-grandparents and how they lived and were educated.  MOST days I yearn for those simplistic times again!

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