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So Much to See (8/10/2008)


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Because of the hot weather and other reasons too boring to mention, I've relied mostly on old pictures for the last few weeks.But today I was back out again. As is often the case, I hadn't a clue as to what I should photograph, or even where I should start.Wondering around ------ ------- I saw a building that I knew had a history, a nice stone exterior. As you may have noticed I like stone buildings, statues, and whatever. Some parts where old, and others obviously newer. It was located right under everyone's nose, but something you drive by everyday and don't notice.

A couple of other interesting twists revealed themselves. and I though I'd found it.As I started taking pictures, I looked for features that would be unique, yet hard to place. And I found quite a few.But...I was almost finished when I saw it. Tucked back in an isolated spot. I'd seen it before. Didn't know what it was back then and still don't.Perhaps you will. The "rules":

I'll post part of a complete picture of some place or thing here in Lawrence (or the greater Lawrence area). Each day (or so) I'll add a larger or different part of the complete picture.Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to identify the subject of the picture.Discuss your guesses all you like but only one "final" guess per person. Please declare your guess as final when you're ready. The first person who correctly identifies the subject and location will be recognized and receive all the accompanying fame and rewards--and I'll contact them to let them know that they've "won".Everyone else will have to wait an interminable period (a day or two), to find out for the subject.

Yes. I'm experimenting with a slightly different format. The pictures are at the beginning. And each new image will be inserted at the top, since that's the one you are most interested in.

lori identified the metal ball that was formerly used by Lawrence Paper Company (thanks to Cody for the history) located at the north end of Rhode Island St. at the entrance to the Riverfront Mall.


David Klamet 9 years, 5 months ago

Obviously lori has it and did, indeed, say it was her final answer.Honorable mention to geekin_topkean who answered within an hour of my posting the picture.I'll post the complete picture tonight when I get home.

David Lignell 9 years, 5 months ago

I think it's the beach ball I lost at Bloomington Beach. Perhaps it sunk in the water?

Cody Howard 9 years, 5 months ago

lori has it absolutely correct. It's a gigantic iron ball of some sort located on the west side of Rhode Island street right by the entrance to the parking garage. Once upon a time, not that long ago, there was a sign posted at that thing detailing what it was once used for. A search of the J-W archives yields this:"The sphere belonged to the Lawrence Paper Company, which once sat where City Hall is today. The large metal ball was filled with pulp material and used to make cardboard boxes. The machinery-turned-art object was removed from the site when construction began on City Hall."

Jerry Elliott 9 years, 5 months ago

i agree with geek and lori. sure looks like the "float" in the parking lot south of the riverfront mall. can't remember it's history now.

geekin_topekan 9 years, 5 months ago

A big round ball thing at the old Lawrence paper company

oldvet 9 years, 5 months ago

Hey, Dave... am I the first one to say "final answer"!!??It's the big iron ball located on the west side of Rhode Island street right by the entrance to the parking garage. Final Answer...But I won't take the win, as several other people identified it and I just remembered the rule technicality...

lori 9 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, it's right by the Riverfront Mall's Rhode Island street parking lot entrance, I believe.Final answer.

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