Re: [historic-sanford-nc] Say a Final Good-bye To Holt Truck and Tractor
- Well, not being a long time Sanford resident, I
personally can't offer any insight into the Holt
building beyond what I have observed driving by.
However, beyond being a local landmark, the building
itself seemed to be very typical of the 1950/60s
Modern/Structuralist design in commercial buildings.
I did observe that the building seemed to primarily be
warehouse and repair bays, with a relatively(as
compared to the rest of the structure) small front
office and showroom, which would be consistent with a
Although the front portion of the building definitely
could have been rehabilitated into something very
interesting by someone with a creative mindset, the
rear of the building seemed unremarkable and
structurally unsound based on my casual observation.
The entire rear brick ell, which appeared to consist
of service bays, had significantly separated from the
main structure. I don't know if it was in immenent
risk of collapse, but it obviously would have required
substantial repair to repair and stabilize.
I agree that it would have been ideal if someone could
have saved the facade at the very least, and then
added to the rear as needed for a new application for
the structure. But I guess that just wasn't in the
Although many may not consider a "run of the mill
commercial building" like the Holt building to be
anything special, just like many old structures, I
suspect that in years to come some may regret
disposing of its uniqueness in exchange for another
cookie-cutter drug store.
But that being said, I am glad to see/hear that there
is continued investment in that area, as that is good
news for Sanford. Although I'm not sure how many
mega-drug stores we need on Horner *laugh*
I wonder if we'll see similar development on the North
end of Horner, where there are now several motels
--- godkins <godkins@...> wrote:
> I am said to say the demolition of the iconic____________________________________________________________________________________
> International Harvester
> building that was Holt Truck and Tractor is in
> process. I am good
> friends of the family of James Holt (went to school
> w/ daughter
> Becky). So, if anyone can add some words about the
> design of that
> building and post a photo from its glory days, my
> trauma will be
> peace and love,
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