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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Shopping in Metamora, Indiana

Good morning,

These are a few more images from Metamora, Indiana.  We had a great time looking at the historical canal, railroad, and grist mill. 
These are images of more of the shopping area, off the main street.
There are plenty of places to stop and eat, too.  Fatted Calf sounds like it fits me perfectly.  :\
It was early in the season so there weren't many people here today, but many of the stores are open.
 I remember making a similar wind catcher while in girl scouts.  Very nice!
 It is obvious that most of the buildings are original to the town. 
 This building is where Amish products are sold. 

We'll certainly return to Metamora in the Fall.  Spring and Fall are the best for comfortable weather to wander around the town, take pictures, shop, and eat.  In the Winter a beautiful Christmas shopping event with fantastic decorations, Santa, and plenty of photo ops make a visit lots of fun, too.

Enjoy!

Lois

15 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like exploring historical places. Life sure has changed since the "good Ol' days."

VP said...

That wind-catcher is wonderful!

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a great place to amble. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Metamora looks like an interesting place.

Mamabug said...

What a quaint little area! Lots to see and goodies to eat too.

Montanagirl said...

I've been been very pre-occupied lately, but thought I'd try and do a few comments today. Nice post!

Denise said...

How wonderful, a lovely place to look around. Thanks for sharing this place Lois.

Wanda..... said...

Metamora was a favorite place of my mother's, she visited often.

Marit Johanne said...

You are visiting so many wonderful places! I would have loved to go to that little town.

Elaine said...

I'd really enjoy visiting Metamora. It looks like a very interesting place.

BookLady said...

All of the buildings that you have pictured are not original to the town. Some were log structures salvaged from the Fairfield community before it was flooded to create Brookville Lake. The area you were in is Duck Creek Crossing, a section of new/moved in buildings that is not part of the National Register for Historic Places District.

The authentic structures are those on Main Street east of the Grist Mill on the south side of the Whitewater Canal and in the area north of the canal and south of US 52. The town was platted during the infrastructure boom as the industrial age moved into the Indiana territory and frame/sawn lumber construction in a somewhat Federal style is the type of most of the buildings indigenous to the town. Many of the buildings that were rated "contributing" during the writing of the National Register nomination have brass plaques affixed to them with a short history.

Lois Evensen said...

Hello everyone,

I so appreciate all of your comments. Metamora is a beautiful little town we have visited several times over the years.

Special appreciation goes to Book Lady in Metamora who gives us so much more information on Metamora here in our comments. Thank you, Book Lady, your comments are so very welcome and appreciated!

All the best,
Lois

Rose said...

We went to Metamora once...I have thought about going back. Maybe we will one of these days.

Olive Knitting said...

that's my kind of shopping!

Prem said...

This must be a beautiful place to visit... I love old cities/places. I might have an old soul in me. :D