Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Small Town America

I love the banners, bunting and flag displays on a small New England town's Main Street.

The Lounsbury House on Ridgefield's Main Street is on the National Register.  It was built by
 a Connecticut Governor, later used as the town's community center.
Today it is a venue for weddings and special events.

A private home.

The Keeler Tavern is now a museum.  During the American Revolutionary War, the British fired cannonballs into the tavern because they believed musket balls were being made
in the basement.  (They were.)  In the early 20th century the house was owned
by the prominent architect, Cass Gilbert.  Gilbert designed many museums,
libraries, state capitols, and the U.S. Supreme Court building.

Another private home.

And a private home with vertical flag banners.


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Some very fine old houses there. It had never struck me before, but looking at all the patriotic flags and hearing some of the history, it's a wonder that the name "New England" continued to be used after independence.

RedPat said...

I don't know if there is another country that displays their flag so much.

William Kendall said...

Those are some beautiful buildings!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous displays against some pristine houses.

Stefan Jansson said...

The buildings do look very American.