Friday, July 31, 2009

Lamp post

The flowers have been thriving all summer and make Main Street seem friendly. Octane's photo yesterday is much appreciated.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Guest Post from Octane

The Colosseum at Summersville lake, in Summersville, West Virginia, is an internationally famous rock climbing destination. A big storm is just blowing from the West.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Parking Meter

I have been tempted to go, but never have been on Draper Road between 3 and 5 a.m. to find out what is going on such that parking must be banned.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lived-in home

An old home on E. Roanoke St., seems lived in by people with various tastes in decoration.

Monday, July 27, 2009


These unmarked boxes seem important.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stream under Main St.

Strouble's Creek flows under Main St. It is part of the water supply important when the town was founded.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Parallel Lines

Lines on a building on Washington St.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Historic home

This home on Wharton St., was built in 1871

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Business

Once a family home on Main St., this house is now the location of a new business, MaroonHelmet. Va. Tech souvenirs are available there.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Different Kind of Building

There is a building just off Main St. behind the outdoor dining area of Cabo Taco Restaurant (a historic building). Several small businesses, including a taxi service, have had offices in it. I don't know its original purpose. I would like to see the inside of it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

House on Lee St.

A newer house, but in the historic area at the corner of Lee and Wharton streets.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Outdoor cafes are welcoming

Backstreet Restaurant has its outdoor dining above the level of Main St.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Croy-Dawson Historic House

The Croy-Dawson House, a historic property on E. Roanoke St., was built in 1839. The house is still lived in.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Old Presbyterian Church

The Old Presbyterian Church at 117 South Main, a historic property, was built in 1847. It is a restaurant, Cabo Fish Taco.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Black House

The Black House, which was moved from Main St. to Draper Road, is a historic property still being renovated.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Balcony at Main St. Inn

A balcony of the Main St. Inn on Main St. I want to go out on it some day when the town is "booming" and watch people go by.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Open-air dining

A different kind of sidewalk dining is at Awful Arthur's at the corner of Washington St. and Draper Road. The tables are sheltered and are below the sidewalk level.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kent Square

The Kent Square entrance reflection.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bus stop on Main St.

This bus stop is for both the BT and Smart Way buses.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Alley from Main St.

An alley between Main St. and the back of the new Main St. Inn by Backstreet Restaurant. Seems not a useful alley since in it gated.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Price House on Wharton St.

Price house, at Wharton St. near Lee St. was built in the 1840s. It is one of the town historic properties in the 16 Blocks.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Stones for mill

This area was once a source of stones for grinding. These are some examples that are part of a landscape now. These are about four feet in diameter.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

National Bank building

The National Bank of Blacksburg has not been in business for decades. The building, at the corner of Main and E. Roanoke streets, is a classic example of an architectural style that exemplified solidity and permanence.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cellar Restaurant

Blacksburg has a variety of dining options. This is classic "student hangout."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Orleans style

Front entrance of a restaurant on Main St. that serves New Orleans style food.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Obstacle Course

Students from Virginia Tech use this course. It is on Smithfield Dr.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day celebration

Virginians have the privilege of celebrating Independence Day in the places where the leaders who started the nation lived. At Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's retreat, an actor read the Declaration and visitors enjoyed a glimpse of life at that time.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

American Flag

Many flags today.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Meter on Main St.

A plain red meter. This is on Main St. I do not know what it is for.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Historic areas

There are interesting houses in the historic district. This is on Wharton St.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Abingdon wolf

Figures decorated by local artists are popular fund-raising techniques for communities. Abingdon has its wolf.