cowdery wrote:Amy Bennett, the UK graduate student who is researching Old Taylor for her thesis, found out that two Memorandums of Agreement were filed with the county clerk in October 2003 between Jim Beam and an Alabama company for Right of Entry and Demolition and Option Agreement to purchase. The agreements cover two parcels of 1.547 acres and .67 acres, respectively, which may represent the one collapsed warehouse. So, at least as far as what has been filed with the county, it hasn't gone any further than that yet.
I don't recall seeing a collapsed warehouse at Old Crow. Just the one at Old Taylor. Howie and I spent what few minutes we had shooting at Old Taylor and then drove down to Old Crow to turn around and head back to Woodford Reserve.
Several of the warehouses were in very obviously bad shape, but Old Crow was occupied by workers and something was going on there.
If there was a collapsed warehouse perhaps it has already been reclaimed.
The collapsed warehouse at Old Taylor is right off the road and is very much a public hazzard.
As an aside this needn't be an "us vs. them" war. Amy should be able to photo archive both sites as they are right now. If she isn't anygood with a digi-cam then find a student that is. Given her interest in the sites Jim Beam should allow her some access for a photo-shoot.
Likewise a phone call to Robert Withrow might yield untold dividends. A simple photo-archive of both sites as they are today would yeild a basis for further dialog.
Preserving yesterday for tomorrow is in everyone's best interest. There is no need to make enemies when the very same energy can be better used to make friends.