A slight detour from "detour art"

December 26, 2008 at 4:55 pm 2 comments

Staircase in the Lum Building, Petersburg, VA
(this is my favorite photo, ever…at least this week)
Happy holidays…this time I have hopped on a plane to visit friends in the DC area.  (Ok, I really didn’t hop, there was some pharmacological help and a David Sedaris audio book that helped distract me from the bumpy ride…) They have an building in historic old downtown Petersburg, VA that they have rehabbed, creating an art gallery, art studio, and yoga studio.  

(view from the top floor, an all recycled window wall)
They also have recently purchased the 3 buildings (Mitchell’s Row) across the street to be rehabbed as well…a seemingly daunting task, but the bones are great:

exteriors of Mitchell’s Row

Interiors of Mitchell’s Row:

They will also be rehabbing the Lum Building, an old photo processing business.  Great light, and a bit less daunting of a photographic adventure.
The Lions Club held their meetings here in the late 50s, and an old file cabinet held the minutes.
Happy Holidays!


Entry filed under: christmas, lum building, lynch family, mitchell's row, old buildings, petersburg, urban decay, virginia.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Beverly Kaye Gallery  |  December 30, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Staircase in the Lum Building is so wonderful! I don’t blame you for loving it.And thank you so much for the honor of listing my gallery blog on your site. I am very flattered.Happy New Year!

  • 2. Anonymous  |  April 17, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    There are 25 steps to that staircase. It’s 36″ wide. It runs from a floor with 13 ft. ceilings, to a floor with 12 foot ceilings over a 30 ft hallway. There are others more grand, but it is the most interesting one I’ve ever climbed.


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