Sunday, January 31, 2016

Donk's Theater III










Downtown Hudgins just doesn't look the same.







In spite of valiant efforts to save the facade of Donk's Theater,
 at the end of the day, she was a total loss.






































































Mathews County doesn't usually support, encourage or tolerate change much.

The upheaval in the landscape of downtown Hudgins is very disturbing and quite unsettling.

While we struggle with the sadness of what is lost, we are hopeful for something new.


3 comments:

Robert Julian Braxton said...

Each time we drive "Old Ferry Road" and cross from Gwynn's Island, from the cottage 4.4 miles we reach Hudgins, when we are going to turn right to head over toward Route 3 and Route 33 (Deltaville route) - I really wonder whether VDOT would allow re-build so close to the highway 198 (seems very, very close to the road - my perspective).

Anonymous said...

What a fine mess....

We had a cool art deco-era theater in Menlo Park, on its main drag. (Granted this is SillyCon Valley, and costs of real estate are high). Citizens rallied to save it after it showed its last movie and closed down. Despite Herculean efforts, it could not be saved, as it needed costly earthquake reinforcements to meet new codes. A developer bought it. Seeing it leveled was sad indeed.
Nothing ever came of the new site...it has sat there, empty ever since. Progress.
LLC

Robert Julian Braxton said...

on line - just bumped into this: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/maine/creepy-ghost-town-me-2/