Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I never get tired of these 1900-era post card views of downtown Cherry Valley.

What's in the street in the foreground? It's not the memorial.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Bean

Here's an old photo that showed up on ebay a while back. It's a great look at a delivery wagon and drug store in downtown Cherry Valley.

Right next door is where the Bean seems to be moving in. Word is that their rent got too high at their old location so they're moving here. I hear a sign promises lunch and dinner.

It'll be great to have that shop open again, and if the Bean's fare is anywhere near as good as it used to be, I'll be very happy.

Good luck, ol' Bean.

Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4

Note: the Bean is now open and seems to be doing fine.

Note 2: Sadly, the Bean is closed. Happily, a new business has moved in to the space, Ampersand.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Church Street

Church Street, looking southeast. Postmarked in 1909. Interesting that it's printed in Germany.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stone Barracks

The Stone Block house on Lancaster St. was built as barracks at the time of the Civil War.

This is a much better scan than the previous post.