Just in the nick of time update.

Old power plant under demolition

Click on the picture to see our original “last look” pictures of the old power plant in our original post.

Back in May of 2013, we posted an article chronicling the impending demise and demolition of an old power generating plant in our fair city of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

As one who does not like to see historic structures demolished, I have to admit on this one, the demolition derby was long overdue. The building was long past redemption.

The deed is done

The demolition is now complete. Well nearly. The landowner decided to leave the old plant smoke stacks proudly standing.

old pine bluff power plant

Click to see the old plant just before demolition

For that, we are grateful. The tall stacks have served as a recognizable landmark for a long, long time. We have updated our original post with a picture of the now empty premises with the stacks proudly standing.

See before, during and after

We invite you to revisit our original post to see the before, during and after the demolition. Plus, you get to look inside one of the old stacks.

We also invite you to take a look at where this story started on the May 13, 2013 Photo of the Week Page at Corndancer dot com where you will see more pictures of the old plant.

Thanks for looking.

Joe Dempsey,
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind