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Thursday, September 30, 2010

McPherson, Kansas: A Walk Down Main Street

After I left South Maple Street, I walked one block over to Main.  I was eager to see the  McPherson Opera House .  It was originally built in 1888 for the large sum of  $42,000.  Over the years it became a movie theater, an apartment building and then was restored to its original purpose.  Quite impressive!


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


There are churches all over McPherson.  Here is a pretty one:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


If you are ever in McPherson, please make sure that you stop in to eat at Neighbors and visit with Shelly and her crew.  Great old fashioned comfort food in an old fashioned diner, it is a relaxing and yummy way to spend your meal time.  We went twice!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


As I was on my walk, Cary was getting his hair cut and beard trimmed.  I walked in to see how much longer I had to explore and was shooed out of this man's club...they were telling dirty jokes.  Later I met Luke, a younger man with a lot of personality, he told us about his new baby, Ace. 

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
This isn't Luke, though.


I enjoyed looking at the top of the storefronts.  This one was built in 1909:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Close by the opera house is a darling courtyard restaurant:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews



 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews



 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
I think I will continue to experiment in black 
and white.  Isn't this cute?

Well that is all for right now.  I need to do Kylie's birthday post and then get back to real life.  Stay tuned for more of Kansas though ... lots more!


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2 comments:

BECKY said...

I love these photos, Kathy! Gosh, I never knew McPerson was such a cute town! It reminds me of Greenfield, Iowa...."My" personal Mayberry!! And yes, the B&W picture is really pretty, too!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Becky ... thank you so much for all of your nice comments. Yes, it is a cute little town, and apparently it is a best kept secrete.

I loved all of the brick and green pretty trees and of course, the people.

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