Earlier that day we went to the farmers market in the town of Hamburg NY. Hamburg is the closest town center to my parents house. I could not help but compare the area where I grew up to the vision I imagine when people talk about a town center here in Huber Heights.
|Entry from Main Street||Happy Shoppers
The Palace Theater is in the back of the photo
|Here is the Palace Theater as seen through the Peace Park||I thought it was pretty cool there was a whole display
dedicated to selling the Huber Heights City Flower
The Palace Theater is where I saw my first movie, "The Jungle Book". Classic old theater. You have to go upstairs to find the single toilet bathroom used by both men and women. A couple doors down is Braymiller Lanes, the town bowling alley.
|Views from Main St||Views from Main Street|
They put in roundabouts. The area between the flowers and the road is brick. Since they had to squeeze the round about into this small area, the brick area was designed so large trucks could drive over the them as they made the turn.
As found in Google. Click on the picture to see the neat kinds of businesses
It is interesting Google took the picture while the farmer's market was in session
Hamburg is a great little town. Driving through the town not only do they have these two traffic circles there are at least three others. We made a big mistake putting in a red light in when we re-did the Chambersburg / Bellefontaine intersection. It was and still is the perfect place to put in a traffic circle.
My parents church is on South Park; on the way home on Sunday my 76 year old mother
remarked, "I did not think I would like the traffic circles when they put them in. But I do,
they are so much faster than waiting for a light."
As nostalgic and romantic a picture the concept of a town center paints in my mind, I do not ever imagine it for Brandt Pike.