Thursday, February 5, 2009

its in the details

brick detailRoyston, Georgia - Lots of brick in this town, almost all of the downtown buildings are brick with a lot of detail and design built in.

Historic downtown Royston
Royston on National Register of Historic PlacesThe entire downtown is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Mercer BuildingA lot of the buildings are empty, there are several antiques stores and a couple of restaurants. Pictured above in the Mercer Building is a scrapbooking store.

Once Upon a Time Antiques

Speaking of brick, a brick company representative came to the job yesterday and took us out to lunch! She is about our age and instead of talking shop, she told us about her family, kids, grandkids, and her 88-year-old father. She described how she made her father a lap quilt for his 85th birthday using some of his old bib overalls, salvaging parts of them that weren't worn out after years of hard work on the farm.

Bob's Small Town GrilleThe lunch was enjoyable, the food delicious - we ate at Bob's Small Town Grille (formerly a dry goods store) in the historic Holbrook building circa 1922.

1 comment:

June said...

Love that old style architectural design...and sorry to see the buildings empty. Makes me worry that they'll be torn down and lost to us forever.