May 12



A photograph of the Rosensteel Museum, forerunner of the National Park Service Electric Map Visitor Center Museum. This photograph is courtesy of Andy and Lucy Jurcak. This photograph was taken facing northwest in the 1920s.

In today’s post, we show more images taken in the National Park Service Museum on the last day it was open, April 13, 2008. The Electric Map Visitor Center photographs are courtesy of Gettysburg residents Andy and Lucy Jurcak. We then show some “action shots” of the demolition of the Electric Map Auditorium. Those shots are courtesy of National Park Service Volunteer Extraordinaire Barb Adams. Finally, we update you on the site as as grass has been planted and straw covers the demolition area.



The heart of the Rosensteel Museum included these items. This photograph is courtesy of Andy and Lucy Jurcak. This photograph was taken facing west at approximately 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 13, 2008.



John H. Rosensteel, the founder of the museum, poses with the items shown in the previous view. This photograph is courtesy of Andy and Lucy Jurcak. This photograph (of the photograph) was taken facing west at approximately 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 13, 2008.



The flagpole at the Steinwehr Avenue entrance to the Electric Map Visitor Center parking lot on the last day the Visitor Center was open. This photograph was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 13, 2008.



When the National Park Service Visitor Center demolition began, the contractors began at the center in the location of the 1932 Electric Map auditorium. This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



This photograph is courtesy of Barbara Adams. This photograph was taken facing southwest on Tuesday, March 24, 2009



By Saturday afternoon, the left (south) side of the demolition site still did not have any grass seed. This photograph was taken facing west at at approximately 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 9, 2009.



The right (north) side started to have some seed and some straw. Rains on Friday probably stopped the completion of the planting. This photograph was taken facing west at at approximately 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 9, 2009.



This pile of staw was waiting to be spread over the grass seed in the demolition site. This photograph was taken facing south at approximately 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 9, 2009.



By Monday the pile of straw was gone… This photograph was taken facing south at approximately 7:30 PM on Monday, May 11, 2009.



…and covered the demolition site. Here’s the south side of the Old Visitor Center area. This photograph was taken facing west at approximately 7:30 PM on Monday, May 11, 2009.



This photograph was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:30 PM on Monday, May 11, 2009.



The Soldiers’ National Cemetery is at the top of the hill. This photograph was taken facing east at approximately 7:30 PM on Monday, May 11, 2009.



Another view looking uphill. This photograph was taken facing east at approximately 7:30 PM on Monday, May 11, 2009.

See the following related posts:

Last Showing Electric Map, Electric Map Demolition, Old NPS VC Update on May 4, 2009.
Old Visitor Center Restoration Update and some Demolition “Action” Shots on April 27, 2009.
Old NPS Visitor Center and William Patterson House Updates on April 21, 2009.
William Patterson House and Old National Park Service Visitor Center Updates on April 15, 2009.
Culp’s Hill Part 2 with LBG Charlie Fennel, and Visitor Center Demolition #13 on April 10, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #12 on April 8, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #11 on April 7, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #10 on April 6, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #9 on April 4, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #8 on April 3, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #7 on April 2, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #6 on April 1, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #5 on March 31, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #4 on March 27, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #3 on March 26, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #2 on March 25, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Begins on March 24, 2009.
Cyclorama Construction Fencing: Completed on North Side, Redone on West Side on March 13, 2009.
A Fence Too Far: Cyclorama Construction Fencing Completed on West Side on March 1, 2009.
Construction Fences Arrive at Old Visitor Centers on February 27, 2009.
Old Visitor Center Lawn in Limbo on May 28, 2008.
Lights Out at the Electric Map on April 13, 2008.
Moving Day at the Gettysburg Visitor Center on April 12, 2008.
An Emptiness at the Visitor Center on March 31, 2008.
Gettysburg Guide Room: The Final Days on March 8, 2008.
A Sunday Afternoon Walk Around the Old Gettysburg Visitor Center on February 24, 2008.


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