Thursday, September 17, 2009

Three Images

This handsome 1886 building is downtown on Park Avenue. Take time one weekend to do a "walking and gawking" tour of the central business district.

The entire facade of this 1888 East Front Street building is ornate and worthy of studying from the sidewalk. Don't worry about looking silly, bring your birdwatching binoculars or a zoom-lens camera.

Advertising from another time persists in "ghost" signs. Here is one on a North Avenue building.
A walking tour of the downtown or any of the city's six residential historic districts is free, educational and inspiring. There is a lot to enjoy in these visual treats and Fall is a great time for a walk.
--Bernice Paglia


Blogger active citizen said...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who this Plainfield's architectural beauty is worth looking at. I hope our city planners and administration are not in a hurry to destroy this, but preserve it in it's classic beauty. We can't afford to build this stuff anymore.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the adminstration's PR department to extol these great pieces of history and architecture for all to see?

Oh, I forgot, we don't have one. I kind of feel like an abused citizen. Slowly the city is cutting us off from everything and everybody so they can do whatever they want, and the citizens are powerless to do anything about it.

Except that this adminstration and JG are gone in November. That is positive thinking.

2:44 PM  

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