Friday, September 12, 2014

Focus on Life: Simplicity - Windows

Memorable Windows of Middletown.

This week's Focus on Life prompt is "Windows," to go with our September theme of "Simplicity." Last week, I managed to present only one door for the prompt "Doors" so I went a little crazy this week. 

I went down to the site of my mother's first job in the upstate New York area she moved to with my father in the early nineteen fifties. She was a clerical worker for Clemson Brothers, manufacturer of the Star hacksaw blade, and Clemson push lawnmowers. 

Since the manufacturing complex dates from the 1860s, there were plenty of windows to provide light for the workers. 

Clemson Brothers Main Entrance

Closeup of second floor windows

Closeup of first floor windows

Not sure if this is the building where the hack saws were made,
 but it makes sense!

Entrance end of the "star" building - now a fish store.

Part of the Victor Saw Works.
 Note the high windows to catch the light. 

Nature does start taking over at last....

I got some more great pictures while in this area, which is mostly a place for commuters to park their cars now. The big buildings shelter some small warehouse and storage operations, and the area welcomes a farmer's market on the weekends. A fish store and the local railroad historical society are located there too.  

What other windows did our friends discover? 


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  2. I started putting a comment on my blog that belonged on someone else's! Welcome to my world!

  3. Those old industrial buildings were gorgeous, weren't they? Many in the UK are converted into swanky apartments :)

  4. Just love those old buildings and this one seems in pretty good shape. It's great to see the old logo too.

  5. Love those old warehouses... especially the rounded windows... those old brick buildings are lovely, but they seem to be disappearing!

  6. Lovely photos. I love to see these old buildings. They don't make them like that anymore.

  7. I always enjoy looking at pictures of old buildings. In your case you have a connection to these building with your mother having worked there. I really like the picture of the main entrance and the closeup of its windows.

  8. Like everyone else, I enjoy pictures of old buildings too. They just don't make them like that anymore!

  9. Great pics! I too love looking at pictures of the older buildings. I like modern building somewhat, but there is just something about the older buildings that really draw you in! And I am glad that the buildings were completely forgotten. So many today are. Thanks for the great pics!

  10. I love old industrial buildings! Love all the different windows, especially the high rounded ones.