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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

NO BOX STORES ON MAIN STREET IN SMALL TOWN BROWNSVILLE, OREGON


Then (left side of photo)
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Now (right side of photo)
photo credit: City of Brownsville, Oregon



Take a stroll down Brownsville's main street and be introduced to hometown shops. 
A strong sense of community is a hallmark of the town.


Here you will find about 1700 residents located in the southern part of Oregon's Willamette Valley.



Town settled in the 1840's.


Commercial area dates from the 1850's to the 1920's.


And while you are there stop and enjoy a cool one 
at the Brownsville Saloon.

13 comments:

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    1. Florence -- thanks for the comment. Brownsville is a lovely historic town. -- barbara

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  2. What a wonderful main street -- that saloon looks enticing. Thanks for a look at what a town really can still look like.
    And the icy header photo is beautiful!

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    1. June -- This town is about a half hour from where I live. Not only is main street historic but many of the houses are also. Thanks for the comment. barbara

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  3. Gorgeous photos of beautiful architecture!

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    1. Barbara -- It's fun to visit small towns that have kept their true flavor. Thanks for the comment. -- barbara

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  4. That's a nice town to have so close to you. I'm hoping we can get down to that part of the state sometime. Our family and friends tend to keep us farther north when we're on the Mainland.

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    1. Hattie -- I find that small towns are like barns in rural areas. They are slowly dying on the vine. But there are some that are able to keep the town viable to live in -- the key being a decent grocery store. In Brownsville just at the edge of town is a large decent grocery store which I am sure contributes to the town's livability. thanks -- barbara

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    2. I'm very glad to live in Hilo. We have everything we need here, and yet the downtown maintains its character.

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  5. This looked cozy - I wish there were fewer box stores in other towns too.

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    1. Rune -- I too wish box stores were located away from the historic parts of small towns. And that there were fewer of them. -- thanks -- barbara

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  6. It looks like a pleasant little place -- not unlike some of our NC small towns.

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    1. Vicki -- Small towns can be pleasant as this one is. I hope that small towns can retain there original character. -- thanks -- barbara

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