I thought I’d share more projects/history from our old house. This would be filed under history. It’s is always exciting to find lost writing under old wallpaper. Sometimes it’s just layout lines and calculations relating to wallpaper. Sometimes it is a small glimpse into the past.
We have the later. Some really cool signitures from the 30′s through the 60′s and a bit of current events from the 30′s. I could not see painting over this so I just picture framed around it. Anyone have anything similar? If so sign up and post your stories in the comments. You can check out the full story here. Andy’s Wall Graffiti
Sorry, can’t help myself. LOST begins again in another week-n-three days, eight hours.
Wed. 1/21, 7:00 central.
Don’t call. I’ll not be answering the phone.
I now return you to the regularly scheduled Beloit NPA type stuff.
Sunday, January 11th, 2009 11:21 am GMT +6 by RickM
Filed under Church Street, City of Beloit, College Park Historic District, Historic Preservation, Landmarks Commission, Neighborhood Discussion, Personal Notes
Yeah, it’s old news. We’ve all seen the ‘vintage’ street lamps that have been going up as streets in the older neighborhoods get new sewer, utilities and general reconstruction. You’ve surely seen them on Harrison, Bluff, Wisconsin and elsewhere. What I wasn’t aware of though was that Church street was likewise upgraded though sans the vintage lamp posts. I understand that Church street was among the first to receive the infrastructure upgrade and reconstruction. This was done though under prior administration.
So what’cha think? Nice eh?
I’ve wanted to have a more appropriate header for the site since its inception. I just don’t have those skills. Most of you likely know MarkP and are familiar with his talents. He’s done me and us a big favor in helping us out with this. I understand it’s not fully what he thinks is possible, so this will likely continue to evolve over time.
We had the pleasure of attending a book release party for a good friend and neighbor Anne Goodwin, who’s just published her first of what is hoped to be more books. A lot of folks turned out. She’s clearly a wealthy woman in friends.
“Stay For Lunch” is a wonderful, personal and very touching story. I read it to Ana this morning and was frankly getting choked up in the reading. Its the type of book where the telling of her story evokes one’s own personal stories. I’ve got some phone calls to make today.
Get the book. It’s good for you. Thanks Anne for sharing your story.
I’ve stated elsewhere that high on the list of things I enjoy about older neighborhoods is that you can walk to places. It was a surprise and bonus that upon moving here we discovered that we could walk to what’s become our favorite venue for live music. And on top of that it’s live BLUES music.
If you’ve not been to the Gun Club on Thursday nights you’re missing out. They’ve got music other nights as well and it’s wonderful and the energy is great. Thursday nights for the Blues though…. that’s where it’s at for us. Glenn Davis heads this up and Matt Goodwin is typically right there with him. Now the two together are worth the trip but on a regular basis there are others sitting in and the spontaneous creativity of different mixes of personality and talent are what makes the magic IMO. Anyway this is the only pic I could find. I’ve never seen the GC like this though. It’s always dark out and full of friends when we’re there.
Some of you may recognize some of Mark’s (OldOnliner’s) masterful photography work on this site. I really appreciate his pics of and around Beloit. I wish I could see things through his eyes. His sharing what he sees though I guess is the next best thing. Anyway, evidently he just posted this slide show and thought I’d just pass it along.
We’re relatively new to the community but did have a chance to get to know Carl a bit. I would have liked to have had more time to get to know him better. An exceptional individual. He made quite an impression on me. Seems he touched a lot of people.