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The End is Near | by Rodney Harvey
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The End is Near

Our courthouse in Clark County, Missouri is getting closer to its time at the gallows pole. Just as the 2 men that was publicly hung here a hundred years ago, this buildings awaits it fate. We still don't know the date, but everything is salvaged. The dome is probably still going to be lowered and preserved. I photographed throughout the whole building yesterday and its looking more abandoned. One good thing is that all of the modern ceilings were taken out which has revealed the tall original ceilings. Yesterday we had a record setting temperature of 69 degrees! Old record was 65. Melted most of our snow. It was odd to walk out of the warmth and go down into the jails below and immediately see your breath! I could really kick myself for missing the oppurtunity of photographing inside after the blizzard with a foot and a half of snow blowing through all of those open windows! Well next time.


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Taken on February 17, 2011