Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Limestone Love

Leading off with some more limestone this Tuesday.  

We have plenty of it on our small town square.  

Pictured is our own, Allen's Inn.  Built sometime between 1806-1812, it resides on the original town lot #23.  It functioned well until 1877 when a family took up residence and kept the property until 1944.  



These days this facade is its best side.  Though the building is intact, the interior has been entirely changed.  The public doorway was removed some time ago and the building isn't open for tours.  




Though I do confess a bit of curiosity and would love a peek at the inside, and to hang out where old Andrew spent some time......priceless. 


"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."  

Martin Luther King, Jr.  



Linking up with Tuesday's Treasures.  



22 comments:

  1. I like Martin Luther King's quote! We have many limestone building like this one in our area, they are treasures. Thanks Michelle for being here this week, I hope to see you back again soon.

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  2. Old stone has so much character - and holds many memories!
    Thanks for sharing this....

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  3. Classic limestone, around here they curved the top of windows after 1880"s

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  4. Oh yes, limestone love indeed. Can't bet those beautiful old buildings Michelle.Blessings Francine.

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  5. Wow, that's neat. We have an inn near the farm where Al Capone slept.

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  6. can you imagine living in such a historical home?! it's beautiful!

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  7. Love the history of old buildings... and I haven't paid attention to the material until this post - limestone.

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  8. THat would be so cool to take a peek inside!

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  9. That is really old for N America! Nice to see it intact!

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  10. Great architecture. I like the look of those stones. Fascinating.

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  11. It would be great to go inside this neat old building.

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  12. It's nice that the building is still in use and kept up. Makes me wonder, will the luxury hotels of today one day have a little plaque on exterior saying, President Obama Slept Here?

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  13. on such occasions curiosity makes me almost mad
    i am sure you want to explore badly what this beautiful building inside dear
    thanx for sharing

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  14. A most interesting building. Would love to see the inside. Don't think much of Jackson though I like his money!

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  15. It does make you wonder what, if anything, is happening behind those walls Michelle 😀

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  16. I would have to agree with you, Michelle, that I'd also like to see what's inside those walls.

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  17. Mmm. Our whole county is underlain with limestone and it crops up everywhere. It was the solid foundation material in the nineteenth century...

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