November 29, 2008

Bittersweet Window

This a the top corner window on the Bittersweet building, at the corner of Main and Market Streets. It has been painted like this as long as I can recall. I would love to see what this building looks like inside on the top floor... Taken August 25th, 2008. (click for larger view)

November 27, 2008

Lift Bridge Bell

This is the bell assembly for the Main St. lift bridge, made by B&B Engineering in Norwood Louisiana. I love their logo, with the wing and lightning bolt, it looks like something from a superhero comic book. From what I recall, the bell runs at 2 speeds, faster when the gates are being closed, and slower when the bridge is going up and down. Where I grew up not to far from here, you could hear the bell most days when the house windows were open...
This being the motor side, you can't see the bell on the far side, but this view really caught my eye... Taken October 11th, 2008. (click for larger view)

November 25, 2008

Strand Theater

What a difference 11 years makes...
Here is a recent image of the Strand Theater, and as you can see it is in serious need of repairs. In this image taken in 1997, it was in pretty good condition, now you can see rust holes in many places, plus not all the neon is working. (not to mention they are using 3's for E's...) Recently the Strand Celebrated 100 years, and there was a celebration and fundraiser to try and raise money to restore the marquee. Let's hope we can make this happen, so we don't see Brockport's Strand end up like the one in Pennsylvania. Taken October 5th, 2008. (click for larger view)

November 23, 2008

Main Street Lift Bridge & Flags

Here is a different view of the Main Street lift bridge, taken from the south side of the canal, looking north-west. This is one of the few places where you can stand below water level, looking over the canal wall. There is an outdoor seating area for the restaurant here, called "The Port" now I think. Taken October 11th, 2008. (click for larger view)

November 12, 2008

Erie Canal Welcome Center

Fall evening view of Brockport's new welcome center on the Erie Canal. This is from the north bank near Main St, looking towards the Park Ave lift bridge. Taken October 16th, 2008. (click for larger view)

November 10, 2008

End of the line...

This is now the end of the eastbound railroad tracks coming out of Brockport. These tracks once carried passengers and cargo all the way to Rochester and beyond... Located on the east side of Owens Rd., this view is looking west towards Brockport. Taken October 19th, 2008. (click for larger view)

November 8, 2008

United Methodist Church

Side view of the United Methodist Church in Brockport, at the corner of Main and Erie Streets. The clocks on the tower actually work, and are lit up at night. Taken October 5th, 2008. (click for larger view)

November 6, 2008

Erie Street Sign

This is the cut steel decorative street sign at the corner of Main & Erie streets. A trolley on top signifies that Erie/State Street is where the trolley used to pass through Brockport, as seen in this picture. Taken October 5th, 2008. (click for larger view)

November 4, 2008

Autumn Tree

This big beautiful tree is in the woods near the Soldier's Monument out on Owens Road. Taken October 19th, 2008. (click for larger view)

November 2, 2008

Frosty November Morning

We woke up to a frosty sunrise this morning... The clocks were changed back last night, so this was about 7:30 AM, and the grass was still covered in white frost. Taken November 2nd, 2008. (click for larger view)