Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Scenic Brasher Falls, New York - Part 2

I was on a driving tour which had taken me into the tiny settlement of  Brasher Falls, New York (see also Part 1, posted yesterday). Many of the houses in Brasher Falls were unusually attractive:

And many looked historic, albeit modernized:

In the center of town, I came upon this Victorian masterpiece, with a wraparound porch, balcony, and carriage house. It appeared to me that Brasher Falls was once home to some thriving businessmen. Perhaps it still is:

And near the Victorian house was this even more historic looking home which looked Colonial to me:

And behind the Colonial home were these magnificent barns:

I continued driving, passing this old barn or carriage house, now a double garage:

In the center of town I came to the St. Regis River, still covered with much ice despite our recent warmer weather:

Beside the river and near the highway bridge was this War Memorial, erected only recently:

I crossed the St. Regis River on the highway bridge (which you can see in the above photo) and parked behind a riverside restaurant. From there I could see the remains of an old stone mill on the falls, probably the reason the pioneers settled here and became prosperous:

I continued on my way, snapping one more photo of a typical house. Brasher Falls appears to be more prosperous than many other small towns, and most of its homes are well cared for:

The regional central school is in Brasher Falls, which may account for at least some of its relative prosperity. This is the St. Lawrence Central School and home of the "The Larries." But it was time for me to get home, where all my dogs and cats were waiting. I put away my camera and focused on driving:

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