Today we saw one of several vestiges of Western Avenue Studio's former life as a mill be dismantled. The old smoke stack was taken down today. When I arrived it lay on the parking lot in sections, having been cut into sections. Here is a shot of the stack as it was, late one summer afternoon in 2009:
And here it was today:
While not apparent, it is about 5 feet in diameter.
This is one of several changes that are being made to the building that will put any future as a textile mill in doubt.