Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Unionville

Unionville is the westernmost village in Farmington, Connecticut.


At a time when big box stores like Home Depot and Lowe's are threatening local merchants,
it is satisfying to see that a Unionville building supply company, Sanford & Hawley, 
seems to be doing well enough to keep its building (dating back to 1790) nicely maintained.


Home to a fire fighting company, I doubt a modern fire engine fits inside.


A Civil War monument stands in front of the First Church of Christ at Unionville's main intersection.


Unionville has many older homes.  This Victorian house on Route 177 caught my eye.

10 comments:

Mersad said...

Wonderful homes. I will be traveling to New England in two weeks, and I'm looking forward to little towns like this one. Any tips for me?

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I love the architecture of that last house.

Taken For Granted said...

That is certain one of the best looking firehouses I have seen. Home Depot moved into our town and several lumber yards and hardware stores went out of business. I hate to see that.

Karl Demetz said...

The Victorian house is wonderful, Jack !

bill burke said...

Some nice architecture in that town. I do like the old firehouse and that Victorian house.

RedPat said...

What a nice looking town that is, Jack. Love the Victorian house - here it would be brick.

Gunn said...

Nice houses.
The last one looks like Pippi Longstocking´s house ( from the film )

William Kendall said...

Some impressive architecture here!

Kate said...

Love the fire station; some of the old ones here have been turned into condos. Looks like the one you featured could do the same thing.

Kay said...

What a sweet looking town. That Victorian house is a real confection. And the monument is interesting. You don't see Civil War monuments out here on the west coast.