I took this picture somewhere in Iowa, I suspect, in September of 2011 along with the other photos I found in the vault from that time period. Git N Go has contracted its business to Tennessee.
Back in September 2011, when I photographed my family’s farm northwest of Maynard, Iowa, the corn was just about ready to start turning a golden brown, ready for harvest. There is a pale yellow Sears four-square house still on the… Continue Reading
I found some more photos from the vault of my September 2011 trip to northeastern Iowa, and this time it was the town of Dyersville, with a well-preserved main street of Italianate storefronts, many with their original second story turrets… Continue Reading
Continuing with my excursus of the fascinating and beautiful towns of northeastern Iowa, I dug deep into the St. Louis Patina vaults and found some photos I took of several other towns far from any interstates in September of 2011.… Continue Reading
This is officially the skinniest photo I have ever posted on this website. There is something magnificent about the details of this cornice: the broken pediment, the compound brackets, the arched central bay. It would look better without the white… Continue Reading
It was an overcast day, but the din of combines harvesting corn was in the air. It was a beautiful sight to behold out in the countryside.
Drive up a narrow road with steep bluffs on one side and a busy railroad on the other, and you reach the visitors’ center for the Effigy Mounds National Monument. After an epic hike up the bluffs, you reach a… Continue Reading
As I came over a high hill in the rugged northeastern corner of Iowa on U.S. Route 18, I looked down into the valley below and I could have sworn I was seeing a village in Vermont. As I entered… Continue Reading
West Union is the county seat of Fayette County, and thus has a larger amount of large houses that you would expect in such a town. Many are well-preserved or restored, including this rare shingle-style house below. The main square… Continue Reading
“But, but, we have to have a parking lot or people won’t come downtown!” I’m sure someone said that when it came time to do something with the vacant lot that was left on the west side of the main… Continue Reading