Sunday, March 8, 2020

About Town 3/8/20

This week's photos of Columbia

 Free Food!
(There was a food box giveaway at Glatfelter's on Saturday morning.)

Window shopping

Hangin' out

 The found object artist is at it again.


 Solving the borough's problems

This tundra swan won't be seeing Middle Creek anymore.
[UPDATE: It's probably a trumpeter swan.]

 Someone fished him out of the water the next day and laid him on the bank.

Atop this Civil War bridge pier is one of the braziers placed there by Albert Storm of Rivertownes PA USA. The Chiques Rock Outfitters crew stocked the braziers in 2013 for the 150th Anniversary of Bridge Burning, as Columbia Spy reported HERE.

 Here's a closer look.

 Canada goose coming in for a landing

 Suddenly, a parting of the ways

 A step up at the Von Hess building

 Scraping off the old decals

 Debris field from last Sunday night's vehicle accident on Ironville Pike (here and below)

 Campaign sign

(No Permit)

 Speaking of permits, none are posted for the work here at 601 Chestnut.

 The favorite holiday of poet Angus O'Riley O'Patrick McGinty, author of "Broadmoor"

 Who's Murry?

 Bins of firewood

 Yes, do that.

 St. Patrick's Day wardrobe at Align Pregnancy Services

Bags of fibers (?) at Floyd's of Leadville

 More and more

 Down by the riverbank

 Down at the River Park
That pipe at the bottom right is where storm sewers (and other sources) empty out.

 Onward to the trail!


 Wikipedia tells us:
The Clabber Girl name brand comes from the word "clabber", a type of sour milk. In the early 1800s, people mixed clabber with pearl ash, soda, cream of tartar, and a few other ingredients to make what we know today as baking powder. The first baking powder brand by Hulman and company was the "Milk Brand".

 Any nuts in town?

 Keagy's is leaving us March 28.

 When you want to take your gazebo for a drive

 It just is.

"Down by the riverside
It's bound to be a better ride
Than what you've got planned
Carry a cup in your hand"
(A Hazy Shade of Winter
-- Paul Simon)


 Moon-topped finial 

 Who hurt our sign?

 The historical marker is lying at the bridge plaza.

About that newly painted horse at 4th & Chestnut:
Universal-Techs has adopted it as their logo (and mascot). 

 There's the critter now.

 He's saying something, but no one in town speaks vulture - except other vultures.

 He's standing proud and beautiful anyway.

 There's that Bank Avenue mushroom again.

 But finally we have some mushroom guides over at Mullen Books.

 Steps down at the tracks

 The top step is tied together with an iron connector, as was often the practice back in those days.

Another practice must have been using humongous old blocks of stone to build walls.

 Entering the arch at 401 Locust

 Checkin' 'er out

Time for a smoke break

And of course, we can't forget the Market House project:

 Cement truck in Avenue I

 A peek inside

 Supports for the awning


 Oops, there's a split.

 Drilling into the historic brick?

 That's a no-no and is against HARB regulations.
Who's overseeing this project anyway?

 This must be where the new slab goes.

 Fixing the bricks

 A few more peeks to see what $2.1 million can buy...

Staging area out back

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