Well, we went to breakfast at the Sirloin Stockade this morning. Quite a large local crowd there. Breakfast was buffet style. It's a beautiful day, so we rambled around town for a bit. Most of the downtown area is equipped with these sidewalk coverings.I can't think if I've ever seen downtown sidewalks completely covered or noticed such. Sure makes it nice when it rains.A morning view of the Tavern on the Plaza.There are a lot of buildings with local-interest-art painted on the walls.Self-explanatory.This is the Coffeyville AME Church. The stained glass windows are really pretty.The architectural style of this church is similar to the "mother" AME church in Philadelphia. Isn't that interesting?
This is one of the nicer homes we saw while rambling around in the area where the foundry is located. Acme Foundry is very large. With so much industry in this area, we are quite puzzled why there seems to be so much poverty here.This caboose seems to be used for an office space on the foundry grounds. Acme provides castings of all kinds, including train wheels. The street was still pavement when I took a picture of these llamas... well, you can only see that one by the barn.We have rambled out of town.We made our way back to Hwy 169 and decided we would take a closer look at the Brown Mansion as the sign stated: "Open 'til 4:00 PM" (check out the web site) This mansion has twenty inch thick brick & concrete walls!It turns out that no one was here to let us in for a tour, so we'll have to come back. As we were leaving two ladies arrived and offered to let us in early... they open at 11:00 AM and we were there before that, but we told them we would come back another day. >>more pictures at this site<< This view faces West; the above view faces North.
This huge tree was beginning to change leaf color and it was glowing in the sunlight.This old hay rake was a lawn "decoration." How would you like to ride this all day?Behind the hay rake was a horse or mule drawn road grader.Our ramblings over, we headed for the 5'er and an afternoon of football watching and blogging.