Friday, April 18, 2008

Barnside Advertising


This barn has seen better days. Clearly it was once prized for it's proximity to Highway 101 just as it enters the north end of Willits. If I read the project maps correctly, it sits right where the northern junction of the proposed highway bypass will rejoin the current route. It doesn't seem to matter if you are pro-bypass or anti-bypass, the community has expected it to come for about half a century, but the money is never there. This year came close, but Marin out-lobbied the local proponents and made a successful grab of the Willits allocation in the Caltrans budget. This barn will fall down long before it needs to be cleared away.

5 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

A nice photograph and a reminder of the billboards of yesteryear.

Kym said...

My husband who works for CALTRANS says that he is pretty sure the funding has come through now.

I love that barn. I'll hate to see it come down.

USelaine said...

Thanks for that Kym - it's hard to tell when the final, final green light has been given on this project. We knew Caltrans supported it, but the word was that higher authorities (?) had other ideas. But as is usually true where bulldozers are involved, something will be lost while something is gained.

Ackworth Born said...

Love this kind of advertising - we need to photograph as much of as we can before it disappears

Chuck Pefley said...

These need to be preserved, in pictures at the very least. Lovely old barn. You're probably right about it falling down before being removed.

Thanks for your visit today.