Used to be a luggage factory.

I revisited a cute little garden/park in the weekend that I once upon a time used to walk through pretty much every day. When you move house things tend to change. It was a very pleasant reacquaintance. The red building seen in the background used to be a luggage factory . Yes, it’s true as far-fetched as it seems. A chap called John A Gahm in the late 19th century saw an opportunity to make luggage for people travelling from Gothenburg, Sweden to the big US of A. This is where he started off. He did pretty well for himself. Lived in the house visible in the background in another photo. For a while at least.

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Former John A Gahm luggage factory.

If there’s one thing that’s sure in this world, it’s change. The factory moved on in tune with the rest of the world. Left were the buildings and the greenery. I’m not sure of the exact details but for at least 20 years or so it’s been a green space open to public. Personally, I find these sort of spaces totally atmospheric, it feels grounded in history and context. Nothing remarkable designwise going on. Lawn, trees, a meadow but really, not much else is missing. It’s perfect just like it is.

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Factory area now a neat little garden/park.
Fomer residentce of John A Gahm. - Garden Room Style
Fomer residentce of John A Gahm.