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Monday, May 9, 2011

Pics of Wilkes-Barre #6

Lest we forget the monsterous fire at the Murray Complex on Courtright Street.

This site need not be measured in linear feet or square footage. No, this particular eyesore was measured in acres. And the calamitous fire that engulfed it was not the beginning of the end for this troubled site long fought over while in receivership. No, despite the fact that some businesses occupied parts of it of late, this site has been floundering for at least a decade. Yeah, if not more.

The date stamp sez it.

But now, a little more than three years removed from the fire that was seen from every far-flung corner of the Wyoming Valley, now new homes, new townhouses and new streets are being built on those formerly abandoned acres.

How soon they forget

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