May 16



The grass planted on Monday began to show itself on Friday. This view was taken facing east at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.

In today’s post, we show that the recent rains have enabled the planted grass to reveal itself through the straw covering the demolition site of the old National Park Service Visitor Center on the Taneytown Road.



The recent rains haven’t allowed much work on the Patterson House, or the Peace Light to be cleaned, but the grass is growing. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.



Not as much grass showing the closer we get to the Taneytown Road, which is behind the photographer. This view was taken facing west at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.



We know we’re jumping ahead a couple of seasons, but if we get a lot of snow this winter, will this be the new spot for the local young people to bring their sleds? This photograph was taken facing west at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.



Of course the Park Service might ruin this opportunity by doing something inconvenient like moving monuments or markers back to this location. This photograph was taken facing southwest at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.



The tree which used to stand outside the restrooms is missing its donor bricks. This photograph was taken facing southeast at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.



Locals used to sled near the Oak Ridge Tower, but the trees planted on the slope of Oak Ridge has not made it as good a sledding area as it once was. This photograph was taken facing southwest at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.



The parking lot is being left as a staging area for the contractors whom we hope will soon demolish the old Cyclorama Center. This photograph was taken facing southeast at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.



The Taneytown Road entrance to the Soldiers National Cemetery is in the center background. This photograph was taken facing southeast at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.



But back to the kiddies sledding down the hill. There is convenient parking at the old Cyclorama Visitor Center lot. And when they reach the bottom of the hill, and need to use the restroom or get something to eat, they can cross Steinwehr Avenue to the McDonalds. This photograph was taken facing east at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.



What a great way to keep Steinwehr Avenue economically viable during the winter. This photograph was taken facing east at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.



The row of Electric Map seats that were sitting here for weeks have been removed. This photograph was taken facing east at approximately 6:20 PM on Friday, May 15, 2009.

See the following related posts:

Old NPS Visitor Center Update, More Demolition Pictures, Museum Images on May 12, 2009.
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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