Recap: Eggleston Hotel collapses
Richmond lost a landmark this weekend. The Eggleston Hotel at the corner of 2nd and Leigh Streets collapsed very early on Saturday morning. Here’s a brief recap of some of the coverage provided by the community blogs, twitter, flickr, and more… Carver & Jackson Ward News broke the story in the community blog circuit, accompanied […]
Richmond lost a landmark this weekend. The Eggleston Hotel at the corner of 2nd and Leigh Streets collapsed very early on Saturday morning. Here’s a brief recap of some of the coverage provided by the community blogs, twitter, flickr, and more…
Carver & Jackson Ward News broke the story in the community blog circuit, accompanied by some real-time tweeting agreggated on rvatweets. Here’s a sampling of the tweets tagged so we keep could track of the goings-on (some more positive than others)…
Eggleston Hotel in Jackson Ward collapses, tag tweets and flickrs with #ehotel . More info: http://tinyurl.com/ctpnfh (from @rvatweets)
Eggleston Hotel photos – before, after, and vintage http://tinyurl.com/ctpnfh #ehotel #RVA (from @chpn)
it was being renovated so contractor probably effed up. less likely engineer could’ve. old stuff breaks. get pics! #ehotel (from @C_Wolf)
at #ehotel checking it out http://twitpic.com/35l7c (from @danielfarrell)
#ehotel that explains why I saw Henrico Fire’s Rescue truck this early morning…thought they were going to the convention center for a show (from @RichmondGL)
Rain and wind hamper demolition at Eggleston http://tinyurl.com/egglestonhotel #ehotel (from @jmurden)
Crappy old eyesore whorehouse falls down in #rva and the Twittersphere goes bananas? Whatever. #ehotel http://rvatweets.com/tag/ehotel (from @Mr_Sterling)
Photo I took of #ehotel from 2nd Street Festival in October, 2008 http://tinyurl.com/czdx3n (from @RVAjazz)
Demolition of the Eggleston Hotel http://tinyurl.com/dydolt (from @jmurden)
John Murden of Carver & Jackson Ward News and Church Hill People’s News got some great pictures…
Video of the demolition that happened later that afternoon from Daniel Farrell…
Eggleston Hotel Demolition from Daniel Farrell on Vimeo.
Debris from the demolition is scheduled to be cleared today.
It’s always sad to see pieces of history like this go. The Eggleston once hosted famous black entertainers like Jackie Robinson and James Brown, among others.
Thanks to everyone who kept Richmond up-to-date with your posts, tweets, pictures, and video.
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