Thursday, March 15, 2007

A Walk Down Main Street

A walk south on Main Street from the Post Office:

Nazareth Post Office

Buildings on the Circle

The old fern-leaf beech tree and a flock of snow geese above the circle

Looking back at the east side of the circle

Looking south at the business district

Looking north along Main Street toward the circlefrom further down

A Main Street fixture: Todd, as always with a newspaper

Psychic Reader /Adviser

Looking south toward the music store and American Legion

At the bottom of the hill: Ressler's convenience store, restored old mill in the background

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Grabbed Images

Here's a mixed bag of images from across Nazareth.

The first two are of a strange sycamore tree on Broad Street. At first it may just look preganant, but look closely and there's a face in that tree. It's been called the Buddha tree.

The YMCA is on Main Street.

Looking north along Main Street trward North Street.

Cement company buildings seen over the roof of the Nazareth Diner. With "Magic Hammers at Work Building a Better World".

The Nazareth Moravian Church on the center square.

An old cement company gate on a wet day.

Looking east along 248 from near Nazareth Diner. If you click on this one to enlarge it, you'll see snow geese in the sky.

The kind of days one has in Nazareth.

The view from the cemetery up on High Street. A bluebird perched on the statue.

Around Town

The idea of this blog is to capture views of Nazareth as it is now, because change is constant, so I won't be making much commentary sometimes, just presenting images.

Here's a shot looking north at the eastern side of Nazareth's Main Street. Nazareth has some interesting old architecture. Some even call it picturesque.

Further south, the east side of Main Street at Main and Walnut. In the shadow over there, there's a used book store and a pet grooming salon.

Back long Green Street, the back of Kraemer Textiles, and looking north up Green Street. Kraemer manufactures fancy knitting yarns among other things.

More of Kraemer Textiles along Green Street. Some of these old industrial buildings acquire personalities as they age.

I don't know the name or the history of this house perched along Green Street near the edge of the quarry, but it has been refurbished and people are living in it now.

Looking up Prospect Street, with St John's in the distance.

Looking east toward Main Street from Prospect and Green Streets. I'm sure this pleasant lot will not remain empty for long.

The South Street cemetery, looking west toward the cement company.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007


Nazareth's landscape is partly a result of business. Here are some related pictures.

Kraemer's Textiles

I'm not even sure what or whose these are, but they create an image I couldn't resist..

One of the cement companies. Behind these buildings is a quarry that in winter hosts thousands of snow geese.

A cement company building with geese in flight.

Not a great picture, I know, but the villa near the top left is Mario Andretti's place, and the aqua-coloured building is the current Martin Guitar factory.

Martin's original factory building, complete with historic marker.

And I threw in another picture of the Whitfield House to go with the ones below.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

The Beginning

Well, I feel as if I always knew I would do this, but was putting it off, trying to get out of it. Today I give up. This first post will include the two oldest buildings in Nazareth, the Gray Cottage and the Whitefield (pronounced wit-feeld) House, both on the same property at Center and New Streets. The Gray Cottage was built in 1740 and the Whitfield House soon after. I won't go into the history. You can look that up. It's because of the history I took them, though. I'm using some of it in a story, and whenever I write about a place, I gain a feeling of intimacy with it. Many more Nazareth pictures to come.

For the first photo, I use the one with a bit of whimsy connected with my story. If you click on this photo to enlarge it, you can see a crow taking flight, caught at the bottom of the second window to the right of the door and portico. Didn't know it was there until after I snapped the picture.

Not bad. The first European people in Nazareth knew how to build.

What interesting kinds of people once walked through this door? Moravians, Lenape Indians, children of African slaves, and that's just the first couple decades.

This is the side of the gray cottage that faces the street, but with no door it must be the back.

One end of the cottage.

The front of the cottage.