Looks like there’s a new visitors’ center attached to the First Capitol. Interesting to imagine how state politics would have been different if the capital hadn’t been moved to Jefferson City.
It’s interesting to see how “regular” houses, in other words, not row houses, are mixed in with the older dwellings on Main Street.
It’s interesting how so many of the small houses on Main Street survived over the last two centuries, while two story houses filled in between them.
Update: As of June 2018, this bank is still a branch of the iconic Llewellyn’s Pub.
A tour guide once told me these were actually the fronts of these buildings, not the sides facing Main Street. Tour guides tend to make up stuff, so I don’t know if this is true or not. It might make sense, as it would be facing the river.
When I was little, I loved this mill. Unfortunately, I don’t think the waterwheel is real anymore, but rather the water is pumped up to the headrace and then it goes over the wheel. For a great book about mills, read David Macauley’s great book on the subject.