Happy Easter! No News, Just Pictures

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.  There’s no earth-shaking news from downtown this morning but I wanted to share some photos anyway.

I popped by Treasure Spotters this morning.  They do a vintage sale the first weekend of every month and Sweet Art Bakery, just off the parking lot, was open selling cake truffles.

Treasure Spotters

Treasure Spotters

I finally stopped by and read the historical marker over by Treasure Spotters.  I’ve passed by it for years and never really paid it any attention. It says:

“The Elm Saloon opened about 1883 in a two-story frame building at this site owned by T.O. Bower.  According to an 1884 newspaper story gunfighter Frank James was arrested for his involvement in a fight in the Elm Saloon.  By 1892 the saloon, named for a large elm tree near its entrance, was housed in a one-story stone structure.    The saloon was located next to McKinney’s only railroad passenger depot  and by the early 1900’s had become a local landmark known variously as The Elm Saloon, Rock Front Saloon, and Old Rock Saloon. The saloon was closed in 1902. ”

Historical Marker

Historical Marker

The building that stands there now is not much to look at but I wonder what its future will hold.

Elm Saloon

Elm Saloon

This Saturday was the first day of the Summer Farmer’s Market.  The place was absolutely packed.

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

There was a stage coach out for the kids.  Actually, I was tempted to take a ride myself but it caught the eye of several little ones at precisely that moment so I just settled for a photo.

Stage Coach at Farmer's Market

Stage Coach at Farmer's Market

The trolley was outside the Dulaney House and was just about to head down to the square as I was on my way back to my car.

The McKinney Trolley at Farmer's Market

The McKinney Trolley at Farmer's Market

That’s it for me today.  We’ve been doing a lot of gardening and a lot of walking.  We’ve found several great streets for walking and I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the homes in the south part of the Historic District.  Here are some shots from some of our recent walks.

Beautiful Yards

Beautiful Yards

Beautiful Gardens

Beautiful Gardens

Spring Wildflowers

Spring Wildflowers

Believe it or not, this is not far from the downtown square.

One Foggy Morning in the District

One Foggy Morning in the District

Have a wonderful Easter!

Until next time,

Happy Shopping!

4 Responses to “Happy Easter! No News, Just Pictures”

  1. Cindy Jane

    Hi … love your blog! Your photos are inspiring!
    Update Alert! We’re excited about our name change … We’re now Home & Garden Trading Company (rather than Home & Garden Consignment). Besides our lovely historic building at Kentucky and Louisiana, you can find us on Facebook at rather than our former website. You’ll also find me there, Cindy Jane’s Attic “Vintage Chic decor … “All things ‘birdy and wordy’…” and Fabulous found furniture made new 🙂
    Thanks for giving all of us such a great site to visit for up-to-date information and GREAT photos of McKinney! Cindy Jane

    Reply

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