This article from David Steele at Buffalo Rising makes me sad. The iconic Chautauqua Ampitheater in New York will be torn down this week. In Steele’s words, “It becomes what it is over time, imbued with the mark of many summers and many generations. This magical place will soon be gone.”
For years, traveling companies took Chautauqua to cities and small towns all over America. But the Ampitheater in New York hosted the granddaddy of all Chautauquas. I know times have changed. I know the Ampitheater has been used for different things and is no longer what it once was. That doesn’t change the fact that my heart hurts.
Once upon a time I wrote about the Chautauqua movement at Writing North Idaho.
What buildings or other structures have you been said to see torn down?