Monday, June 29, 2009

Blue Monday #40: "Agriculture Building"

"They Don't Build 'Em Like This anymore."
Raleigh, NC - January 2009 (Click to embiggen)

This this building was apparently occupied by the state Health Department originally. Or at least at some point. There's a little confusion (mine) as to when the building actually came to be, and what it originally housed. There are at least three dates visible on the outside of the building, any one of which might be the date of construction. One stone says 1845, another 1898 and a third reads "Health Building - 1928". Nowadays it's home to one branch or another of the Department of Agriculture. If the signs are to be believed anyway. They wouldn't lie to us about something like that would they?Violence Unsilenced
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Anonymous said...

We have an old Catholic university in town, and many of their buildings look like this, especially their library. I've been to the top, and inside and out, it's gorgeous . . .

SandyCarlson said...

The government is very good at reusing. This is a good sign.

By the way, have you found your governor yet?

Smilingsal said...

I love the BLUE sky. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Mary said...

This is a lovely photograph. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the coming holiday weekend.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Beautiful building against the blue sky backdrop!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's a nice sky capture, Mojo, and I like that building a lot. I always have been fascinated by turrets.

Happy Blue Monday!

Sheila :-)

lisaschaos said...

Lots of dates on that building! They sure don't make 'em like that anymore. . . whenever it was built. :) lol

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

No, they don't build them like that any more. Pity! Happy Blue Monday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blue Monday~~Love your photo!
Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic building with us!

Terry said...

Happy Blue Monday !
What a great photo .
You really captrued a wonderful old building with many a mystery according to those assorted dates.
Happy Trails