Clinton, Illinois Wanderings

We enjoyed wandering around Clinton a bit last Saturday.  The courthouse in the center of town was torn down in the late 80's so there's a bit of a graveyard feel to that spot but apart from that it was really a lovely town. Things weren't cutesied up or overly restored.  It looked like a real town.

I liked this old school bank drive up window….made me think of being a kid for whatever reason.

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Here's the nice tin ceiling in the antique shop we wandered around in.  Not too much in there but there was actually a nice flint 1860's kerosene lamp that was cheap.  I forced myself not to buy it.  Ernie succombed to a couple of 45s….picture sleeve of the Banana Splits and something else I can't remember.

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the entry to the second floor of the building the antique shop was in:

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This three story building had a closed second handish store on the first floor but I don't know what merited its wonderful little topper up there….unless it was the closed steakhouse next door….

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Then we meandered home.  This is why our house is never clean.  I'd much rather spend time like this….

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