While the closing, if it does occur, would likely impact the traffic in the city’s historic business district, the reduction would be temporary, said the city’s economic development director, Jody Gunderson. “I don’t see it staying empty long,” he said. “It’s a phenomenal building. I don’t think it would be very difficult to figure out a reuse for it.”
It seems like a perfect location for a local Northfield church. But maybe there are better reuses for the building?
Update 4/6: I’ve added a recent photo of the exterior and 3 other photos of the interior. I’ve also removed the “Churches to compete for space?” from the blog post title.
While taking photos at yesterday’s NHS groundbreaking, I managed to twist an arm and get permission to take a few photos of Division St. from the roof of the Scriver Building. The moderate snowfall at dusk, with holiday lights on Bridge Square and in store windows still visible, made downtown look prettier than ever.
It’s the last day of a warm November and with the weather about to shift, here’s a look at some fall color photos of the Carleton Arb and of downtown Northfield via my camera’s macro lens. While the killer frosts in early October ruined much of the area’s usually spectacular fall color, it made for some interesting close-ups.
I took these photos earlier this week. The moon wasn’t quite full but full enough for my camera. And blogger Christopher Tassava has a post from a week ago titled Sunset Awes in which he has photos of “… the most amazing sunset I’ve ever seen.” Here’s the small slideshow: