North of 3rd, west of Main, south of 6th, east of Gay
It was a very nice day for a walk today… but the weather forecast was for snow tonight. As it turns out (as I write this in retrospect), we got about 5 inches of snow tonight. And it was basically all melted by the next day.
This is the southern half of what is called Historic Westside Longmont, settled by the original Chicago Colony in the late 1800′s. It appears it actually extends another block to the west to Bowen Street. Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this includes most of the oldest part of Longmont.
Historic Westside website
Here is an assortment of the businesses in this part of town…
Dr. Wolford… my eye doctor!
This neighborhood is also home to the Longmont Times-Call newspaper. The parking lot across the street has one of the two “Longmont Geese” in today’s walking area. It has a Benjamin Franklin theme… appropriate since old Ben was one of the earlier printers and publishers in US history.
Benjamin Franklin wiki
There are a lot of old homes in this area… many built in the 1880′s. Here are some memorable ones (to me)… some are newer homes…
Theater in Longmont…. Longmont Theatre Company has ‘A Little Night Music” opening soon. I’ve also included a shot of the trojan helmet from the back side, since it used to be the Trojan Theater.
Colorado Actor’s Theatre (former California Actor’s Theatre) opened this weekend at their new location at Pacific Auction (former Hajek) at about 14th and Main. They had a VERY GOOD production of Camelot which Jennifer and I saw opening this Friday… I would recommend going to see it.
And Jesters Theatre between 2nd and 3rd on Main opened with Fiddler on the Roof this weekend. Also a very good production (although I may be biased here, since Jennifer plays Yenta, and I have a minor role as the Russian Constable.). Come see us if you can!
Longmont Theatre Company website
Colorado Actor’s Theatre website
Jesters Dinner Theatre website
Thompson Park is in the center of today’s area. Here are some pictures of an art pavillon in the park. My only complaint is that the explanatory plaques are at shoe level. So, for the benefit of my readers, I’ve included all three bits of historical art explanation, along with the plaques… so when you go see them, you don’t have to get down on your hands and knees to read them…
I like this artwork at 6th and Main… but I also like the name it has been dubbed… ‘Lump o’ Bricks’
Did not know til today that the first library in Colorado was here in Longmont. Also, had never seen this Church of Christ Scientist plaque before (seems that Mary Baker Eddy had quite an interesting life!). It appears it is now just a private residence.
Mary Baker Eddy wiki
Total for today: 11,540 steps, 2:23 time
Three new license plates: Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota