Monday, September 1, 2014

Capewell Horse Nail Co.


The 1900-vintage Capewell Horse Nail Co. building has been abandoned for decades.  
There is currently a proposal to spend $26 million to redevelop the structure into 72 apartments.

Here's hoping!

The September theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Rust and Ruin."
Please click here to see how other CDP bloggers have interpreted this theme.

27 comments:

Andy said...

It truly looks like it should be demolished. Just saying.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

No demand for horse nails these days, I suppose. I can see it's going to take a considerable investment to make it an attractive building.

Birdman said...

This takes care of the theme. Are these steps to nowhere?

Halcyon said...

Great "rusty" shot for the theme day. Like you, I hope they won't let it go totally to ruin! I bet this would be a neat place to live.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an excellent image Jack... 26 million, phew! Looking forward to seeing the restoration :)

EG CameraGirl said...

If it's ever redeveloped, I hope you'll share some photos. Neat shot of the fire escape, Jack.

Luis Gomez said...

So good!

Sharon Anck said...

I think they might have to replace that fire escape.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Hopefully the conversion to residential use will occur. I wonder what they will call it. Horse Nail Flats?

Mersad said...

Perfect for the theme. I also like the view looking up.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Karl Demetz said...

Nice composition, Jack!

Mo said...

I always feel a little sad that everything gets turned into apartments. Great choice for theme day - which I forgot again.

RedPat said...

It looks like it will make a fine apartment building! Solid brick with lots of windows and probably good solid floors - better than many new builds.

Virginia said...

I love a good and rusty fire escape! Unfortunately around here, there are far too many abandoned buildings that are in dire need of a reno!
V

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Those old buildings are gold (not rust gheghe :-)

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shot for the day, Jack, but I do hope they don't continue to abandon the building!

cieldequimper said...

Oh well my hat down to you Sir.

(But, I have to say I'm ever so slightly disappointed: you didn't manage to get anyone to pose for you? No squatter? Not even a stray cat? :-))

Lois said...

Definitely a good shot for the theme. I do hope the proposal goes through!

jennyfreckles said...

It doesn't look attractive but maybe they could renovate it well. It has huge windows. A good shot for the theme anyway.

William Kendall said...

I like the lines!

Michelle said...

A reno with a modern-industrial feel, no doubt?!

Randy said...

Marvelous composition.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wonderful abstract pattern in this capture. Thanks for your kind words.

paul said...

Zigzag stairs on a grid, and a bit of rust - great capture of the theme.

Kate said...

I cannot remember the last time I have seen a fire escape. Their form and pattern have always interested me. Good choice.

José Mendonça said...

Love your perspective, Jack! Great entry on the theme.

CaT said...

oh no, there was another theme day! where do all the months go!!! :)