Thursday, December 06, 2007

Fire at the Star Mill

This morning I awoke to the news that the Star Mill had burned last night. This is an adorable old mill that has been converted into an antique shop. It is just off of the Alpine Highway, near the Alpine School District offices. The news said that they were able to save most of it, but a lot of antiques were destroyed. I drove by to see how it was and things were pretty quiet at the Star Mill, but there were more cars driving past than usual, probably curious like me. I hope that they can get back on their feet soon, it is a neat little landmark for our city. (It seems like most of the damage was on the back side of the mill, not visible from this photo.)


Julie Q. said...

Oh. I hadn't heard about this fire yet. (Hey, maybe I should pick up a local paper once in a while, eh?) This is a sad story. I always hate to see old landmarks go. I hope they can repair the damage.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always fun to hear from my "neighbors" in the valley.

smilnsigh said...

Oh how sad!!! Not only for the people losing their business. But also, because they were making use of a great old building, for their business.

I so love it, when old places are brought back to life, by/for present day use.

Much good luck to these people.


sam said...

what a shame, that is one of my favourite styles of old building, and such a pity to lose antiques which are irreplaceable. Glad no-one was hurt, and I bet they were glad this didn't happen a few days later when they would have had to drag it all out into the snow and slush!!!

Daniel Chérouvrier said...

What a pity !
Old wooden mills burn so easily with or without bad intention.
Fine blog of yours !