Welcome back to another challenge with Where & When, where you follow sketchy trails to get finer details when you have the time to do so. I have to admit, the last game was pretty interesting and generated a bit of feedback, so I’m inclined to keep that same format for the time being and hope that it will attract new players and get more people talking. We’ve got a long, long winter ahead of us, so why not at least make it interesting? Natch.
Oh, and speaking of sketchy, here’s an interesting sketch:
As I’ve mentioned before, this could be pictures of any type; this is probably the first time that I’ve had a drawing to use for a challenge, but the good news is the structure is still standing and in fact was landmarked within the last decade. It is within city limits, so you don’t have to scramble too far for clues. One last clue: there’s been a sort-of battle of wits with the community and a well-known business intent on setting up shop in the area that would likely prefer not having to deal with this structure, but is obligated to restore it under their present agreement with the owner. They’ve done some work on it already, which is not half-bad, considering.
So as with last time, I am allowing answers to be posted in the comments so that we can generate a hearty conversation about the general area. What I’m looking for is the name of this building (original or according to the landmark commission, which are fairly the same) and the date it was built, which I’m sure you will find if you know what the name of the building is. An Appalachian for the first person with both answers and a Goose Island for the followers. Enjoy the game, I’ll try to hit everyone up this afternoon. Oh, and by the way…
I’m introducing a new feature to the game that’s not necessarily part of the game, but an additional topic of discussion. I hinted at it from the last game, but I’ve realized that time constraints have forced me to table this feature until later. However, that does not mean that you can contribute or anticipate it’s coming (the nature of my field predicts that I’ll have time in the winter season to fully introduce this part), but as a teaser, I will give you a sampling of what is in store. Again in the last game, the town that was spotlighted was Sleepy Hollow, NY, a place I am intimately familiar with. I intend to feature places up and down the Hudson Valley (on both sides of the river, of course) to relate some interesting tidbits, history and points of interest. Sleepy Hollow, in fact, has quite a lot of each; so much so that it would be impossible to do a quick post in just one game. But I could highlight a particular feature and come back at another time…
The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow includes references to quite a few real places and people from Washington Irving’s time; the church, the bridge, Van Tassel and so on. The route that Ichabod Crane traveled on during his ride with the Great Pumpkin, er, the Headless Horseman, is highlighted as a walking tour through the Tarrytowns (Tarrytown and North Tarrytown as it were) along present-day Broadway, which also includes a few other historic markers and locations related to the American Revolution and Hollywood royalty. Then there’s also the waterfront, which also features interesting stories of it’s own. I’ll get to all of these stories over time, but if you have any particular stories relating to those points of interest, feel free to share them below. There will be more of these types of stories in the future. Talk with you all soon!
[Photo Credit: Pardon Me For Asking]