Tuesday, June 12, 2007

the great storm of 2007

Well, we survived the big storm. Looking at the radar on Friday, this was coming our way. Kinda gives you that "oh crap" feeling for a moment.


The Aftermath

In Wick Park, trees were down all over the place. One big tree would hit another, taking it out - a domino effect. Notice the person in this picture to see the scale of the damage.


Trees crushed two cars in Mill Creek Park, and many parts of the park, including the Old Mill, remain closed due to storm damage. Here is a downed tree stretching onto Wick Avenue:


Calvary Cemetery was ripped apart, with lots of houses damaged on the west side. And in front of St. Mary's on Belle Vista, another big one was blown over.


The sign showing the entrance of the venerable Golden Dawn was brought down. Inside, they told me this sign had been standing since 1942.

At least it didn't block the entrance. Had some pancakes for $2.00, and two eggs and toast for $1.40.

And a schooner. Best breakfast in town.



Here is the street sign for Federal Street wrapping around the pole:


And a lighting post before the storm . . .


. . . and after the storm.


A window was shattered in the Stambaugh Building:


And a window popped out from one of the top floors of the Reality Building . . .


. . . covering the streets below with glass.


This next set of photos is amazing.

The historical marker in front of the old Warner Theater sheared in two Friday night. I'm not sure of the metal used in the casting, but the shear stress on this piece brought the historical marker into the flowerbed below.


Here is the text of the historical marker telling the story of how the Warner Bros. settled in Youngstown before they went to Hollywood.


After the restoration of the Warner Theater, it was renamed Powers Auditorium (and was almost a parking lot), which is now incorporated into the DeYor Performing Arts Center.


Here is a close up of the place where the marker tore apart.


Wow.

UPDATE:
The Tri-Colored Beech that fell in front of the Romanian Orthodox Church was probably planted in the 1880's when Charles Dayton Arms built the home. It is the largest and oldest specimen in Ohio.
source: Leann Rich, Mahoning Valley Historical Soceity

5 comments:

Tyler S. Clark said...

Something very cool about that picture of the shattered glass in the Stambaugh building. Can't believe the light post was felled, but we saw the carnage in Wick Park and took some pics there. Like you said, the scale was crazy.

Leann said...

Here is a bit of history trivia...the Tri-Colored Beech that fell in front of the Romanian Orthodox Church was probably planted in the 1880's when Charles Dayton Arms built the home. It is the largest and oldest specimen in Ohio. The staff at the Historical Society are very sad to see such a magnificent tree injured.
Leann Rich, Mahoning Valley Historical Soceity

Anonymous said...

I spent the storm trapped on campus, since they locked the decks and wouldn't let us out. But had a great view from Ward Beecher Science Hall. I have never seen damage like that on campus: numerous trees and limbs down, busted light posts, overall pretty amazing stuff.

The Stage said...

wow. that picture of kidd on the tree is amazing. i mean, he's like a giant in real life....so you know that tree was huuuge.

Youngstown Pride said...

Please tell me they can rebuild the Golden Dawn sign...