My new home town is such a cute place in many ways, that I thought I’d take a few photos and share. This is the Babylon Building on Main Street. Built originally in 1896 as the Babylon Hotel, it is a symbol of the rise of the merchant class. This building and the Wantz building were the most impressive of the towns Victorian style commercial buildings in the late 19th century.
So, the daughter called and said, “Mom, did you just cut and paste that description?”, and I had to admit that largely I did. Then she says, “You are a nerd.”
Is she new here? Duh!!
I mean I read the whole historical document on this building on file with the historical trust and truly the only thing I gleaned from it was that this building was something that was built by a local merchant to show his wealth and pride in his accomplishments. Nothing wrong with that in the slightest, and the building’s more significant value is it’s architectural style.. so… yeah… thus the copy and paste.
Maybe next time I post something like this I’ll write some kind of juicy fake history for it. Then I can track it 50 years later and see if it’s become part of the buildings “history”. Is that wrong, lol?