Monday, April 25, 2016
The "The Cool Town With A History: Part VI - Broad Street" Story
It was an ordinary day. Parked the car a few spaces east of Broad on Main Street and began wandering around the town of Lititz, Pennsylvania with my camera and a list of locations that I had found while reading the book Images of America: Lititz by Kathy Blankenbiller. The small book, which I had found amongst my mother's belongings when she died a few years ago, told just about everything you needed to know about the little town to the north of Lancaster which was voted a few years ago as "The Coolest Town in America." There are essentially two main streets in Lititz; Main street, which runs east and west, and Broad Street, which runs north and south. They meet in a "T" and at that intersection is a small triangular island with a water feature in the midst of the island. My story today will give you some of the main features along Broad Street while tomorrow I will tell you some facts about Main Street. My first five stories have given some information about some of the structures along Broad and Main, but with a history that dates back to 1722, there are many more structures that deserve mentioning. To make it more interesting and easier for me, I have decided to post photos of a few of the structures along Broad Street with a brief descriptions of each. Remember to click on the photos to enlarge them.
Well, you now have an idea of the history of this small town to the north of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I'm sure you can see why the reader's of Budget Travel voted Lititz the "Coolest Small Town in America" a few years ago. It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.