Ben Leech helps us see the Ashley & Bailey Silk Mill in Columbia like we’ve never seen it before in the latest post on the Lancaster Building Conservancy blog.
If you haven’t been following the blog or become a fan of the Conservancy on Facebook, I can’t commend it to you highly enough. The drawings and photos are art, and the accompanying building histories are poetic and scholarly.
The shell of the building is being turned into The Turkey Hill Experience. LeFevre Funk is the architectural firm on the project, which is particularly interesting because the notably clean, almost sterile style of the buildings in their portfolio is such a dramatic turn from the jumbled mess that the building has been for nearly its entire existence.
If you’d like to see even more, Jerry King Musser also has photos of the demolition/renovation process in his Flickr photostream.