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Deshler Ohio E.R. Lytle Lumber

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Deshler Ohio E.R. Lytle Lumber
Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:11 PM

Looking at one of the webcams via google maps, I found this cool old lumber building.  The ornate brickwork, on an otherwise rectangular building is over my skill set, but I could do the various signs on the building.

If you go down the tracks and turn right, there is a warehouse next to this building that is kind of cool too.

Just throwing out some ideas for you kitbashers.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2060296,-83.8999824,3a,75y,109.99h,104.09t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9CPAk_EGWd75YWAGUBrE_w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:19 PM

I like it! Wouldn't be too big, but I'm no scratchbuilder either. Maybe I could modify the brick firehous kit I built?Whistling

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:05 PM

This looks like the structure shown on this 1932 Sanborn Map (left, E.R. Lytle Lumber Co.):

 Lytle_Lumber_1932 by Edmund, on Flickr

Amazing that the structures still stand, and in relatively good shape, especially the wood lumber shed.

And the nearby B&O/C&O (CH&D) railroad crossing:

 Deshler_1932_BandO by Edmund, on Flickr

Neat stuff, indeed! Ed

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:20 PM

Henry nice photography.

I like buildings like this when the picture is taken well. You can't see either end of the building.  It looks like a piece of paper standing up.

I appreciate that one...Thumbs Up TF Wink

P.S. That building on the left is no barn burner either..... like it

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Posted by mbinsewi on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:24 PM

Ed, it looks like I have to use an Ohio library card to log in.

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:32 PM

mbinsewi

Ed, it looks like I have to use an Ohio library card to log in.

Mike

 

Drat!

Sorry about that! I'll do a little copy/paste to try to fix the situation.

Ed

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, June 01, 2018 7:04 AM

Google gets credit for the pictures

You can "walk" around 2 sides of the building. Maybe not everyone knows.

On google maps there is a yellow man at the bottom right on the satellite view.  When you drag him to the map, some streets will show a blue line.  You can drag him or her, to the blue line to get the street view.  You can then click a little further down the street to change the view.

The top to the building has a sign

unreadable Lumber.  No doubt it is what Ed suggested. 

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Posted by BRAKIE on Friday, June 01, 2018 8:23 AM

A beautiful building that illustrates a back ground building along the backdrop.

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Posted by j. c. on Friday, June 01, 2018 1:17 PM

it appears from the sandborn map that building is not square here is a link that might help you if you want to try scratching it. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/item/tx0683/ 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, June 01, 2018 5:23 PM

Your link is a building in Texas and I'm not seeing the Deshler building searching for Deshler or Lyttle Lumber.  How are we supposed to use the link?

Non square buildings, prototypical or not, increases interest in the structure.  Looking at the brick, which I think is different colors, could be recreated by painting and even the diamond are just different colored bricks.

My intent, which may be different than others, is to use what I see, the contrasting brick colors, the diamond brick design, the faded signs (lots of them) for a background building of, as of now, undetermined shape. 

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Posted by j. c. on Friday, June 01, 2018 9:53 PM

the link is just to give you an idea of the building and its shape, could find no measured drawings of the lumber co you posted.

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