Photos: Building walls after building's gone

Walking along the bridge next to a recently demolished building in the Berne hamlet, one can see the contrasting faces of stone walls from two different eras.

The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

A cleared lot remains where a historic building in the Berne hamlet stood for 150 years along the Fox Creek. The creek was diverted away from the demolition last week and covered so as not to catch the debris from the destruction. A corner of routes 156 and 443, where the building stood, will be widened for traffic.

The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

Stacked blocks bulge from the side of a wall along Fox Creek in Berne. It was reconstructed in 2012, after tropical storms Irene and Lee. Two other walls, now stacked stones, underneath the same bridge will be reconstructed this summer.