Friday, May 13, 2011

Project 365 - Downingtown

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.