They are weird, they are open and they remain as silent walls. This abandoned auto shop is one concrete businesses built out of cinder blocks in the mid 19th century in the United States can all but disappear. Built with bonding and their foundations were hardy.
Easy, convenient and paint-able these structures sheltered the lives of many running auto body shops.
Below, floors and walls of an mechanic shop.
Located near Oxford Furnace this former shop gave business to those in Rustburg and Concord. Tons of these remain, two others on 501. Green curtains remain twisted, weathered and dangling.
So many places that fell to the wayside as Jiffy Lube, Tire Os and Pep Boys have taken over. You read up on a few places and cars left behind here.
Absent wind but filled with whatever overhead weather including : rain, sleet, snow and sunshine. Some people found them ugly or too plain but they offer a sturdy working space. Moving a drain or two could be a chore or wiring perchance a problem but overall a healthy view on what happens to outdated structures.
Also, comment if you have seen some roofless forgotten auto body shops!
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