Aside from the fact that it is a bit of an eyesore, there are a couple more reasons that this vintage “beauty” MUST come down. Put there in 1974 during the era of Tom’s Music House, it was purchased from a nearby auction. Originally, the white metal facade was from the Allied Securities building on S. 4th street. It was not wide enough to fill the front of the new building however. The brown strip on the right-hand side was used as a contemporary filler to fix the gap in the metal. But, as time goes by things age and become worn and turn into pigeon dwellings.
Yes, it’s historic, it’s retro and it’s even a little bit quaint… but it’s also dangerous. Dangerous in the sense of every time you walk under it the chatter of hundreds of pigeons fill the air and bird poo narrowly misses your shoulders. They have found the current facade to be a revolutionary pigeon post, raising generations upon generations of their
To further drive home the idea that the pigeons must go, we arrived to the new location the other day only to find that a pigeon narrowly missed his home entrance. There, just below, stuck the pigeon… plastered to the front like a trophy (yes there’s photos). This, this is why it must come down. In case you were curious to know what this looks like scroll below. Beware… it is graphic.
The official date of removal will be Oct. 6 (weather permitting) or later that week. We’ll keep our Facebook updated with the time should you like to witness this event and the bird burial ground be removed..
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