Originally Posted by ajiuO
Thank You!! I have wanted to know the story with this building since I was little. I have always had a curiosity with abandoned buildings... And I think that was the building that started it... I usually don't have a problem finding info on them... But that one has always stumped me and I was beginning to think it never existed.
I found an article on the Deserate news. I love the way it describes it as an abandond shel.. Becaus that is how I remember it... No windows, I don't even think it had a roof.
I'm not able to find any photos yet.. I'll keep looking. Does anyone one know how the building got like that? Was there a fire? How long was it abandond for?
A long time ... my grandpa left there when it closed in the 1960s or 70s, I believe. So, at least twenty years?
The one I remember the most was Irving Schoolhouse in SugarHouse. When I was a kid, back in the mid-90s, SugarHouse was a dump. A lot of the retail was abandoned and the Commons area was a large and ugly parking lot (mostly). The schoolhouse had been a burned out shell for years and years and we used to go ride our bikes in the back of it, where past kids had set up a pretty awesome bike course.
Hidden Hollow was also a transient camp, and you'd have to watch out for the homeless while walking around the area (though, I don't ever remember having any issues with 'em ... they'd just be sleeping or eating or relaxing and wouldn't say or do much of anything).
I remember an abandoned building on the corner of 2100 S and Highland (now where Barnes and Noble is located). At one point, a paintball place opened up there before it was gutted.