Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Shadowy Past

If ever you find yourself anywhere near the little town of Wabash Indiana, do yourself a favor and park the car. Get out. Roam around. Bring extra batteries for your camera and talk to the people you meet.

Shadowy Past

The downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods are studded with architectural marvels from the turn of the century. This mysterious staircase leads into the shadowy recesses of the Bradley Building, built in 1880. According to one of the fellows visiting together outside the junk store there, the Wabash and Erie Canal once ran directly behind the building.

The staircase leads to a ballroom on the top floor. Can't you just imagine the ladies and their gents, decked out in their finery, arriving for a night of music and dancing?



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11 comments:

That is the chicken said...

Thats a very shadowy archway...most mysterious! Thanks for calling in at my blog and happy SSS:)

maryt/theteach said...

I love when towns and cities keep their old architecture! Wabash has done an excellent job! Happy SSS! :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

nice shadows! & good suggestion, I'll do that if I ever get to visit.
: )

Rosebud Collection said...

Great shadows..Isn't it amazing where we find them and how lovely they are?
Interesting building..
Happy SSS..

Martha said...

Nice! :-)

Sarah said...

Interesting tale and mysterious shadow shot!

just jody said...

i like that. i'd HAVE to climb those stairs just to see where they went.

MyMaracas said...

Jody - They go to a locked metal door now, I'm afraid. But yeah, if they weren't blocked I'd have been up those puppies in a heartbeat.

If you're interested in old buildings, click the link for a copy of the walking tour brochure.

M.Kate said...

Interesting shadow and building..different from what we have here. Have a good week :D

Sandcastle Momma said...

What a great picture! And I love imagining everyone in their finest coming and going.

Chris said...

Very nice SSS. I love getting around on foot in urban areas. You see so much that'd you'd otherwise miss.