No huge explosions or candlelight vigils for this oldie. Though not exactly Modern, the Camelot Inn near Brookside certainly had a Mid-Century charm to it. Pictured below in it’s prime, the building had fallen short of required maintenance over the years and destruction has now commenced.
It could be argued that landmarks such as this have a historical significance to our city and should be preserved to tell their tale. Interestingly enough this building is falling silently. No rallies to stop the process or even any spectators on the scene.
Why did the Camelot Inn fall? Did it deserve to be destroyed? Was another Quicktrip really what you wanted? Does anyone care?
The demolition process began this month and will drag on for at least a week or more. No dramatic explosions on this jobsite. Instead, a more controlled approach of hydraulic scissors has been employed slowly knawing the structure to the ground.
I will personally miss this building. Not because it was particularly attractive, but because it was unique and interesting. Each time I drive by this site, instead of thinking about the many memories had at the Camelot I will look over and see the semi trucks lined up for diesel fuel and corn dogs.