Not far from Comerica Park are a few blocks of these 19th century homes that are in great need of restoration. At one time these neighborhoods just north of the downtown area were nice places to live but time has passed them by.
This very old building used to be a general store and has been in same location since 1873. I used to drive by this place on the way to the family cottage as a kid and it has not changed in 50 years.This is in the middle of flat farm country in Michigan’s thumb. It is the town of Kilmanagh and basically consists of a bar, this building, and a few homes. The building looks like it could have been in the old West.
While walking in Ann Arbor yesterday I saw this fire escape on an old building and thought I would go back later and take a picture. Well, when I went back, there was this guy painting a window and thought it added some interest to the scene so snapped this shot with him in it.
When visiting my daughter in Harrisburg, PA area we stopped at the state capital building to take a little tour. Dedicated in 1906 by then President Teddy Roosevelt, he stated that it was ” the most beautiful state capital in the nation”. It is designed in classic Renaissance style with the exterior made of Vermont granite and the roof is of green glazed tile. The interior of the dome is based on St. Peters Basilica in Rome.