Category Archives: Historic Downtowns

Standard Life Building: The towering Art Deco of 1929

When I arrived at the historic King Edward Hotel (now known as the Hilton Garden Inn) last Tuesday afternoon, I opened the drapes to check my view, and spied the Standard Life building.  Little did I know at the time … Continue reading

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E. F. Young, Jr.: Meridian Entrepreneur

In addition to his manufacturing company, E. F. Young, Jr., Meridian, Mississippi’s only Negro manufacturer, owns and operates a beauty and barber shop with which is also conducted an efficient beauty school where barbers and beauticians are trained.  He is … Continue reading

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Looking beyond where you were looking

I have been planning a post on the E. L. Young Hotel in Meridian for some time now–ever since I took the photographs back in August.  The Young Hotel was part of the research on the Victor Green travel book–accommodations … Continue reading

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Mystery Corner Building: Canton TX

I know what you might be thinking, or at least, what I would be thinking if I saw this building on a historic downtown square….huh?  But, since I love history in its many forms, and I really do love mid-century … Continue reading

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J. T. Hodges, 1893, Canton TX

From It Is Reported– That J. T. Hodges’ stock of drugs, &c, at Canton, Texas, was damaged by fire on the 9th inst.  The loss is nearly covered by insurance. (Pharmaceutical Record and Weekly Market Review: A Technical and Business Journal for … Continue reading

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Architectural Iron Work on the Canton TX Square

Nothing stops me in my tracks quite so quickly as seeing architectural iron work on buildings.  There is just something impressive about those communities who recognize these beautiful pieces of past architecture, and the store owners who prize them enough … Continue reading

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Bachmann Publick House

The Bachmann Publick House (tavern or ale house) is the last stop for the Easton, Pennsylvania tour.  Today’s stop, as all of our streetscapes in Easton, are brought to you courtesy of the research done by local Easton historian, Richard … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon Hotel and Ale House

The former Mount Vernon Hotel and Ale House of Easton, Pennsylvania has a list of previous tenants and owners that would make your head swim!  Easton historian Richard F. Hope documented the history of this building, and its early beginnings. … Continue reading

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Simon Mansion, Easton PA

This is our last walk down North Third Street, for a stop at the Simon Mansion, no. 41.  It is now known as the Third Street Alliance for Women & Children.  The “High Renaissance Chateau” was built in 1902, designed … Continue reading

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40 & 42 N. Third Street: Easton PA

Number 40 North Third Street in historic downtown Easton is occupied by Sweet Girlz bakery.  The 3 1/2 story red brick building next to Easton Electronics was the residence in the 1880s and 1890s of Col. W. H. Armstrong and … Continue reading

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