Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The National Road forms the Main Street in Middletown, a small town, west of Frederick, Maryland. It is seen here from the east edge of town, looking west.
The Middletown Memorial and Town Hall is a wonderful historic building. Someday, some good person will remove the utility lines so that a better photograph might be created. It appears to be unused at the present.
It is unclear what purpose this brick building, built in 1888, originally served. Now it appears to be a private residence.
These buildings make a curious pair. One is (or was) a barber shop, but the original use of the other is not obvious.
As one travels west, the buildings become primarily residential.