That's the idea, at least. I'm walking westward from New York City for nine months or so.
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be in Oregon when the clock runs out.
If nothing goes according to plan, maybe I'll end up in Peru or Mongolia or Pennsylvania.
You can read all about the details of my trip
if you're so inclined.
It looks like they won’t have to worry about UV damaging the books!
Dang, that library is smaller than the one in my town! Ours just got re-opened after 6 months when someone finally brought the book back.
What an interesting building this is. I’m sure it’s had many tenants in it’s life…and how can you not like the “billboard” on the side? :) Totally cool!!
OMG! Thank you, Matt! Did you read about my obsession with libraries or are we just on the same wave-length?
*can’t control self – must research google*
It’s a branch of the Whitman County Library http://www.whitco.lib.wa.us/ It’s open Monday evenings and Friday mornings.
Oh deb, and here I thought you two were on the same PAGE not wave length.
Another interesting detail on the upper front. Also what -PROOF are the OVERALLS?
I don’t trust a building without windows…unless it’s a local dive bar. Cheers!
Maybe it’s a bar with a library? Or a library with a bar. Can’t decide which one. But it does look like a bar to me with a library in it.
Dorinda, how about a bar named “Endicott Library?” The sign and drop-box are just kitsch to add to the theme. I’ll order you a Hemmingway Fizz.
There were 621 people in Endicott as of the 2000 census –
Interesting color combination….
Is the National Library Symbol http://www.ala.org/ala/professionalresources/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet30.cfm the only sign that the building is a library?
I clicked on deb’s link to see and Wow, I can’t believe it. It actually is a library! I’m surprised because it has no windows. But it is better for the books not to be in sunlight I guess. Great shot Matt. And I wonder too what the whole side of the building ad is for.
It seems a Norwegian immigrant in Minnesota (by way of La Crosse Wisconsin) began a clothing line by the name of the Lion Brand and he had a line of Overalls that were “Rip-Proof”. Having read about the large footed Nordstom’s family that kept migrating west from Minnesota to start a shoe store of their own, I imagine that many more of these “rip proof” ads are along this route through to Seattle. And it seems the “rip-proof” claim was adopted later by the Levi company when rivets were added to their own line of work wear.
Great info, JuJu!