I stumbled on a story earlier today about a rundown building in Manville at 601 West Camplain Road. The decline and outcome of this building is sad to see, given the fact that this building is a part of my family’s history.
My grandfather at one point owned it and operated a store out of it. My parents used to talk about it as it was a part of their youth and it was a place that holds meaning for them. Eventually, it was converted to an apartment building.
After my grandmother died in the early 1990s, my grandfather eventually met Lucy and re-married. By the time he died around 2004 or 2005, Lucy was set to receive the inheritance. Control passed to her, and the building passed out of my family’s hands.