Wabash and Peru

I spent Thanksgiving Day in Wabash, Indiana, and was able to take some downtown shots before I left.  I love this town as it is built on the side of a hill, which might be unique in Indiana.

Here’s a shot of the hill:  It is more impressive in person than in picture.

The famous Courthouse, where the city placed an electric light at the top and lit the city over a hundred years ago.
I spent Thanksgiving night in the nearby town of Peru, home of Cole Porter, and lots of clowns.  The Circus Hall of Fame is here.
I love this little stretch:

Cole Porter’s birth place:
Oldest structure in town, dating to the Canal era (1840’s):
Rail Depot:

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  • Nice shots of Wabash … none of the renovation work being done on the hotel there? And none of Murdoch’s? For shame (ha, ha).

  • Cool town with a lot of historical charm. I really like the shot of the hill; I didn’t know there was a streetscape like that in the state of Indiana.

  • Where are all the people? Were they shooting a movie?

  • These towns were pretty dead over the Holidays. I try to take pictures without cars in them. I saw many cars, but not many pedestrians.

  • WHAT did they do to that beautiful Italianate commercial block???


  • Wow! Viewing those pics gave me a whole new appreciation for my hometown. Thanks!

  • I remeber stoping in Peru when I was traveling from Bloomington as a student to visit friends at Notre Dame. I would often make a visit to the Sanitary Diner – yes, that was its name; you knew what to expect right up front! Run by a couple of farm ladies, the kind of place impossible to find now.

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