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?