Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halfway through town: Mound Bayou Marathon Part V

Ora's Variety Shop
Make a right turn on Green Street, cross East Main Street and City Hall comes into view.
On the corner of West Main and Green, the old Bank of Mound Bayou building.
Remember that unusual brick design?  Here is another example.
The bank has been partially restored, including the glass (just barely visible under the arch) which is covered for now.

A set of apartment buildings lie between the bank and the I. T. Montgomery house.  Though empty and in varying stages of disrepair for now, they are part of the redevelopment plans of the city.
We've got two more stops coming up from our marathon of walking--further down West Main street, and then along the cemetery road where we'll view some of the religious aspects of the community.  By the time I finish documenting those last two stops on the town tour, I might even be recovered from all the walking.

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