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Images: Nature reclaims the former VanCurler Greenhouses in Glenville

The old Van Curler Greenhouses as viewed from 2007 to 2021.
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The old Van Curler Greenhouses as viewed from 2007 to 2021.

GLENVILLE – Sarnowski’s Van Curler Greenhouse on Freemans Bridge Road in Glenville closed in March 2007 after 78 years in business.

Now, 14 years later, there is a plan to redevelop the site into a solar and retail development. A public hearing on zoning is set for May 19.

But the site that once offered nature help in many area backyards over the decades has sat virtually untouched since the greenhouse’s closure. During that time, though, nature itself worked to reclaim the site for herself, all in view of countless motorists who passed by daily.

With the new plan for the site on the table, here is a look at the site as nature took back over, courtesy of multiple Google StreetView passes – and a couple Gazette photos – in the years since.

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August 2007

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August 2011

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July 2015

The old Sarnowski’s Van Curler Greenhouses in July 2015. Gazette File Photo

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September 2015

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July 2017

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August 2018

 

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August 2019

 

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May 2021

The old Van Curler Greenhouses Wednesday. PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE

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