Monday, October 18, 2010

A Little Blue in Durham, PA

We were riding bikes along the Delaware Canal Towpath this weekend
and took a little jaunt west to the tiniest, little, historic village of Durham, PA.

Here we found the 2nd oldest US Post Office in the country!
Now that is cool.

Around the corner on the building is this beautiful mural.
The mural is a restoration by Barbara Fugate (2003)
the original was painted about 1910.

The Grist Mill operated from 1820-1967.
Ceresota Flour was milled there from 1820 into the 1920's
after which the mill was used for Livestock Feed.

The structure is on the National Register of Historic it should be!
The Grist Mill is built on the foundation of Durham Iron Works which dates back to 1727.
The iron works supplied iron for cannons and cannon balls
for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
The mill is currently owned by the town of Durham 
and appears to house local govt. offices along with the Post Office.

Meet the Ceresota Flour Boy!


James said...

Sure is a cool place!

Kerry said...

Oh what a good bike ride. I really love those murals. Somebody has gone to the trouble to resurrect some old-timey advertisements. Love it.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Great old building and really adore the serious look on the boys face from the mural! Very cool!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Such a cool collection!

SouthernSass said...

Great series of photos and what an absolutely great building! Loved the mural too! :)

jabblog said...

It looks a delightful place to visit :-)

Carol said...

Enjoyed this peek of Durham PA. That post office building is exceptional, and not at all what one would picture as a post office. Love the mural.

Kristen said...

Great shots! Looks like a cool place!

Dianne said...

what a wonderful town!
beautiful building
I love the flour boy

Stephani said...

Love the flour boy painting on the side of the building. I've tried and tried to link up, but for some reason it won't allow me to enter my link. I may try again later!

Jim said...

I like your mural find, Rebecca. It seems there are more and more of these popping up around the country. We saw several today driving up to Iowa from Texas.

I like the P.O. building too. Is it still a funtioning post office?

Greyscale Territory said...

Love these photos of the mural and old post office!

I cannot link to my post for some reason! It keeps giving me someone else's blog and won't let me over-ride it to put mine! I have tried a few times!

So I am putting mine here for now!

Greyscale Territory said...

Back again! It is that keeps appearing where I should put my URL! Not sure why!

Greyscale Territory said...

Thanks so much for linking me up Rebecca! You were so prompt!

SarahinSC said...

How cool to be able to see the 2nd post office ever! Loved the little tour!