Gettysburg Cyclorama Demolition Underway

Cyclorama Demolition UnderwayA friend in Gettysburg passed along this photo of the former Cyclorama building as demolition began on Friday. While the demolition is understandable – the building, which should not have been built 50-odd years ago on an historically significant part of the battlefield, leaked like a colander and had long outlived its usefulness – it’s still sad to see it coming down.

We have a lot of good family memories associated with the old Cyclo:

01. My first visit to Gettysburg in 1989

02. Jen moving to Gettysburg and, among other jobs in town, running the Cyclorama show.

03. Discovering how to sneak past the ticket counter (via the observation deck and straight into the upper lobby).

04. Jen meeting Ed.

05. Chris getting help for a bloody knee after tripping over a Hancock Avenue drainage ditch.

Good times.

 

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