Main Street, Niagara Falls, that is….
I have lived here for twenty-five years. I really don’t work here even though I have a home business. All my business is outside the City. I have tried to give back to this community with various boards on which I had a seat and also with architectural studies on urban planning I did through the University.
Here is a view of Main Street that has historical heritage or visual interest.
The mayor lives on my street and has commissioned a lot of work to repair and clean City Hall. It looks so much better. City Hall is a Neo Classical Revival structure by local architects, Norton Kirkpatrick and Will A. Cannon, built in 1924. It is a local landmark and represented a period of progress and optimism.
Not bad, huh…
Now we start looking a little worse for wear. I am not leaving Main Street.
Not so nice…
Not a plumb sign…
Used to be a highly renowned, classy restaurant when I first moved here…
And this is where I do not walk farther. In fact I have not walked here in years since all the stores closed. Many are boarded up. The store below was a very upper class department store. They sold many fine brands. I really miss them.
Back to my area and the corner where an old building, an auto dealership originally, was burned down… my street can be seen behind the empty lot.
Across the street from my street on Main Street. These businesses still are in operation and are very well kept. I have been a customer of three of the four shown.
Looking down my street.
What is your town or city like? I will be going to the town I am working on the garden festival soon to show you their town. Their main street is called Center Street.