Villages like Downingtown, Pa. are a dying breed. It is steeped in industry. Mills and factories fueled this town. Brick and mortar mixed with stucco and stone. Homes were modest and often multi-family. Families were raised here in the shadow of smoke stacks. Histories lived.
Times have changed. The farmlands surrounding Downingtown are now sprouting sub-divisions. Spreading neighborhoods. One acre yards of grass replace stoop and block. Most of the mills and factories are silent. Their buildings filled now with trendy restaurants.
But, still, a whisper of history lingers. It is in the air. A whisp of twilight glow connects past to present.