Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Wandering


All Hallow's Eve had me wandering the streets with my camera, while the girl of the house participated in a community night festival.  

We still have barber shops with the classic barber pole.  Drinks are 75 cents and you can catch up on the town news.  


Beyond our town square, and down some stone steps, are the remnants of an old neighborhood.  Yes, some houses still remain occupied, but this classic sits empty.  A well known lady lived here for many years.  


Back up the stone steps had me wandering around our old, stone courthouse.  This limestone structure was completed in 1803 and is still standing, and in good repair.  It was last used as a courthouse in 1933.  Quite a run....



"I continue to be interested in new things that seem old, and old things that seem new."  

Jaquelin T. Robertson 




39 comments:

  1. i like when you let us visit your little town.

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  2. Towns like this are the things of my dreams.

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  3. Like that old courthouse, limestone buildings always have a charm to me

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  4. So nice they didn't tear down the old buildings like they did in our town. Beautiful old buildings to put up literally, parking lots.

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    1. Donna, in the 1970's there was a plan to tear down this historic courthouse and put in a parking lot. Some smart women came to its rescue and it is a beauty today.

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  5. You have a great town.. too bad someone doesn't buy the old lady's house and make it shine again. What is the old courthouse used for? Enjoy your classic Americana. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa, it is open to the public and sometimes used for wedding and official ceremonies. It is a beauty. I need to publish some more photos of it.

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  6. Nice to see a small town surviving.

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    1. Pat, this small place survives, but barely, I think! We don't have any industry, but a lot of history.

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  7. Looks a lot like the town in which my father grew up.

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  8. Old towns have a charm all their own, but sadly there are not many that can survive. It's good to see that you still have a town to explore, enjoy and share with us.

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  9. What a cool place. I want to live in a Gilmour Girls town 30 min. from a a major city filled with shopping! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. We have two old barber shops here in my town. I like the blanket of leaves!!

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    1. Debbie, I also love a blanket of leaves. My favorite part about fall!

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  11. Hello from Idaho. I came over from Annie and thank for sharing your town. I notice your trees have quite a bit of there leaves still on.
    If you find the time stop in for a cup of coffee.

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  12. Your courthouse photo is wonderfully composed. So serene . . . unlike most of the goings on inside, back in the day.

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  13. Awsome. I love the photos and explanations. The quote is perfect, too.

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  14. Looks like I lovely little town to wander around

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  15. Awesome that the old courthouse is still standing! It would definitely be a place I'd love to tour. And neat that you can get drinks for 75 cents and sit and chat at the barber shop. Reminds me of the barber shop in The Andy Griffith Show!

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  16. The joys of living in a small town.

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  17. What lovely sights. I love old buildings. And a barber's pole is almost unheard of these days! Very cool.

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  18. I enjoy your photo time wanderings . . .
    very much

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  19. I enjoyed your nostalgic photos. Old things are like a wise person who can show us a new road.

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  20. I love your photos. I think the last one if my fav!!!!!

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  21. Was wondering what the old courthouse is used for now Michelle?

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    1. It is open to the public and is used for weddings and official ceremonies.

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  22. Do you think that house will ever be occupied again? Or is it too rundown inside?

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    1. At this point, I doubt it. It has been empty for at least fifty years.

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  23. A nice stroll through town, let's do it again.

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  24. I love the old courthouse photo...the colored leaves add so much ...you are good with that camera of yours. If I were many yrs younger and many dollars richer, I would love an old house like that, brought up to the times, of course. :)

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  25. That first picture looks like a shot right out of the fifties. I remember driving through Iowa in 1967 and it reminds me of every small town I passed through.

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  26. I love the last image, where I see the stairs through the window.
    Enjoy the season.
    (It is getting colder here in Norway now, but only -1C tonight.)

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