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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wilmington, Ohio - Part 2 of 2

Good morning,

After having lunch at the General Denver Hotel (see yesterday's post), we went for a walk in Wilmington, Ohio.
This wonderful Small Town America city is a photographer's paradise.
Look at the detail on the buildings.  Everything is beautifully well-kept.
This store has beautifully hand made items.  *sigh*
On every light post there are flags and flowers. 
 It seems the Convention and Visitors Bureau has taken over the bank clock.
 This is the Clinton County (Ohio) Court House.  I remember when I was a child and my parents used to take us on Sunday rides we would visit county seats to get pictures of court houses.  My father had a collection of pictures of every court house in the State of Ohio.
 And, around the corner where we saw the clock is the front of the bank.  The Corinthian capitals on those columns are gorgeous!
 On the opposite side of the street are more colorful buildings.  Side by side is a church and a gold-buying office. 
 More period architecture.

What a beautiful small town. Some of the best photo ops are close to home.

I hope you've enjoyed our road trip with us.

 Very best,




Sherry said...

Oh, my goodness. So much in these pictures remind me of the early 50's. . . the Rainbo Bread strip on the door - remember the old Pepsi and Coca Cola metal strips on store doors long ago? And when you mentioned going for a ride. . . that was a big thing back then. How many families today just "go for a ride" to the country??? The building fronts! That's right out of the 40's and 50's. You really put me to shame. . . there are places like this all over western New York, once you get out of the big city. . . but how often do I stop to take pictures? (Don't ask!) I really enjoyed these two posts.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Quaint, peaceful and serene town. I love the fact that they have flowers and flags on every lightpole. I bet that is so pretty!!

Enjoyed the signs and the architecture.

Mama-Bug said...

Lois those old store fronts are such a treasure. Glad to see they're being well taken care of. Thanks for sharing!

Janis said...

!Ok..now I want to go there...what a wonderful quaint little town...this is my kind of place to visit! Thanks for the tour..your photos are great!

Wanda..... said...

You captured Wilmington well, Lois. My granddaughter was there recently for the county fair.

texwisgirl said...

it looks like a charming town! glad to see things well-kept and loved.

texwisgirl said...

oh, thank you, thank you, thank you for removing word verification! God bless you, Lois! :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely road trip you have taken us on, thank you so much I just love old buildings...old anything really :o)

Amanda said...

I LOVE to photograph old buildings...and you have me itching to go out and find a few!

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...I took the trip ...it make me nostalgic for my home town!!
Small town America so many stories of what used to be...I love when things don't change alot as you drive through the main street!!
I love the mural some work there!!
I really enjoyed the trip!!

Rose said...

I don't even know where to begin...I love to take photos of the old buildings in towns...and you are right. Some of the best is close to home.

I love that clock and I love the flowers on the lamp posts...love the details in the buildings. You make me want to go take pictures of buildings again!

Montanagirl said...

What a lovely town and the architecture is just so impressive. Great photos of a great place!

Diana said...

Cute little town Lois. It reminds me very much of our downtown area where I live with it's older buildings. The courthouse was very similar to ours!
Love Di ♥

EG Wow said...

I's a delight to see such a well-kept city!

karen said...

great images Lois...I am so happy that you share your road trips with us!!

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

Oh, I know I really wasn't there with you....but I loved the stroll!
Thanks for these wonderful pictures.

Elaine said...

I really enjoyed seeing the old architecture lovingly taken care. Your part of the country has so many delightful small towns.