It took Agnes and Sandy, but it appears the old Cockeysville distillery's days are numbered.
The old warehouse at the York Road and Railroad Avenue suffered a significant, partial wall collapse under pressure from Hurricane Sandy's high-speed winds.
The same building saw its south wall collapse in 1972 after Hurricane Agnes flooded a nearby river sending heavy logs downstream. People who know the history of the building will point to a faint line 20 feet from the distillery's base indicating how high flood water rose.
The Maryland State Highway Administration is now urging drivers to use Interstate 83, as northbound York Road lanes have been shutdown because of debris in the roadway.
A building inspector is expected in Cockeysville Wednesday morning.
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