Did I ever mention how much a I love vintage suitcases (I need to find some more), these look so cool on display. Also note the intricate architectural detail of the pillars.
What a grand period in time.
Look out for the train! Whoooo. Whoooo. (um, that was a whistle.)
A little cruise through bustling downtown Independence...
Here's a monster beauty along the main drag. Absolutely crisp, beautiful paint job.
Somebody loves their home! Who wouldn't, look at it!
With an extra little cottage/carriage house in the back. Amazing.
Here's another gem. My fav! The paint that once covered the original brick is all chippy and falling off, but that's what I love about this. Some Italianate details prevalent in the arch windows, pillars and corbels. Awesomeness. Period.
Then a little Gothic styling. Pointed peaks with leaded glass and high peaks in the roof. These pristine paint jobs put my shabby little bungalow to shame. I will be posting pics of that soon by the way. BIG project coming up so stay tuned!
Well there is a little snippet of lovely Independence I thought I'd share. What a melting pot of architectural styles.
Have great day and happy first day of February!