Monday, June 22, 2015

from the archive 5

Postcards from Easthampton past.

This morning I stopped by my favorite stationary store to replace my last Town Hall postcard, which I sent last summer (everyone needs a Christmas in July postcard). The woman who runs the store had sold the last one! But very kindly gave me the somewhat damaged 'display' card that she was able to find. Apparently my disappointment was writ clear on my face.

The building "for sale" (old Williston gymnasium) is now a bank parking lot; the old Town Hall is now an arts center. The new City Hall is in a fairly ugly building that aspires to midcentury modern, and was the administrative offices for a now-closed factory. Progress!

They still put up lights, but no more of that lovely lettering.