Dec 12

Demolition crews are in the final stages of cleanup on National Park Service property which was once the Gettysburg Country Club. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Demolition crews are finishing their work of taking down four structures on the property once owned by the Gettysburg Country Club. The National Park Service is beginning to restore the site to its 1863 appearance.

See the following related posts:

National Park Service to Acquire country Club Land on August 26, 2010
Country Club Property Formerly Occupied by Katalysine Springs Hotel on March 28, 2011

Earlier this year, when one walked down to Willoughby Run along the path from the monument to the 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment in McPherson’s Woods, a white strucutre was visible on property that once belonged to the Gettysburg Country Club. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:15 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Today that structure is gone, and its site is marked by straw covering freshly planted grass. This view was taken facing west at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

The building used to be the golf cart storage shed. This image was taken facing south at approximately 5:15 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

The structure, which probably held golf carts ridden by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Arnold Palmer, and many others, is now gone. This view was taken facing south at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

The structures in the distance are along Country Club Lane. The vehicles are here to bring the hay/straw. This view was taken facing west at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

The areas for the tees are now overgrown. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Another structure that was demolished is the green structure along the pond. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:15 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Here it is on the left. By the way, if you have a Pennsylvania fishing license you are allowed to fish in the pond. This view was created facing south at approximately 5:15 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

The structure was a well house, and there was a question if the National Park Service was going to have it it removed. This view was taken facing south at approximately 5:15 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

The question wasn’t over the building’s historical significance, or if allowing it to remain would help keep the water clean. This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:15 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

The question was if the bidding process would allow the National Park Service to have enough money to take it down. This view was taken facing south at approximately 5:15 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Well they did. At least enough to remove everything except the base. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Heavy equipment moved up the slope to take down two other small structures, a restroom and a wooden shelter. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

So when you visit, don’t be under the impression that someone was doing a reenactment of tank practice at Camp Colt during World War I. This is from the heavy equipment used to remove two small structures. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Let’s go back by the well building’s base towards the orange piece of machinery that probably made the tracks. This view was taken facing north at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

This appears to be the area where the debris from the structures was brought. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

The crew was in the final stages of removing the debris. This view was taken facing east at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Notice the tall outline of McPherson’s Ridge through the woods above the blue dumpster. This view was taken facing east at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Only a small pile of debris was left on the right of the dumpster. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

As we were leaving, dirt and/or debris was loaded into the dump truck. McPherson’s Woods is above the dump truck. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Top soil was being spread over the area so that the grass could be planted. The McPherson Barn is the white structure visible in the center background. This view was taken facing east at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 11, 2011.


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