Saturday, May 12, 2012

So Sunbury

I've had the pleasure of visiting the lovely town of Sunbury, PA a couple of times this spring. It's rich in architectural detail and the downtown is just screaming for revitalization. It's right on the bank of the Susquehanna River with loads of opportunities for recreation.  The town is also associated with Thomas Edison. I'm not sure why, but they supposedly have one of his original generators hidden away. Somebody ought to create a museum there to house that stuff. 
Look at the detail on this porch. Sorry I didn't get a better shot...
Little pink houses? How about BIG pink houses? 
Love these old gothic-style jails. Not sure what it is nowadays.
I wish I could remember what this building was. The thing that caught my eye -- besides the fact that it's old and obviously was an important early building -- was the differing colors and textures of stone used on its facade. At least 3 or 4 different kinds of stone were used. This is kind of surprising, considering the prominence, size and importance of the structure. Why would they skimp on the stone? I suppose it was built in sections. Or perhaps it was rebuilt after a fire or flood. If anyone knows, I would love to hear the story.
Look at this beautiful stonework. I think it's late 18th or early 19th C.
It's noteworthy that several kinds of stone were used on the facade of this building. I'm not sure why. There's got to be a story behind this. 

One of the originals. 

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