Tuesday, June 1, 2010

BUS TOUR - PART THREE

I must catch up on my bus tour posts.
This is part three and maybe only
one more to follow.

After lunch, we browsed a small gift shop.
The shop was full of all sorts of nice items.
The only thing I came out with
were two magnetic book marks.


After that, we walked around the small town,
viewing all the old homes.



Below is the Cooper house,
built by Edward Cooper in 1910,
son of John Cooper,
who is Mercer County's
pioneer coal operator.
The roof is made of copper.
The orange brick was sent specially
from England for construction of the home.
One of the orange brick buildings
contains an indoor swimming pool.


Below is the site of the N & W Railroad Station,
which was torn down in the 1950's.
At one time there were as many as fourteen
trains going in and out of Bramwell
in one day.



As the bus was pulling out of Bramwell,
I snapped this pic of  the
Bramwell Presbyterian Church.
This church building was given
to the congregation in 1903 by
I.T. Mann, one of the most
powerful men of the coalfield,
having been asociated with the
Bank of Bramwell.
The building is constructed local bluestone,
and may have been modeled after a
small cathedral in Wales.


We are heading for our next stop......
which I think you will find interesting...so....
be sure to come back and visit my blog again soon.

4 comments:

Janet, said...

Very interesting! I love houses built like the second one down.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Shirley, how wonderful to hear from you. Looks like a great trip you had. I also read about your fishing vacation, that fire looked so inviting. I enjoy relaxing vacations like that, not rushing. I hope your spring is going well.
Thanks for coming by and for taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment.
Hugs,
Sue

Dee said...

What a cute train station and the stone church is wonderful.It also looks like by your photo's that the weather is nice.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful places.
I just love that orange brick place.
They all make my imagination think of the people who lived there and wonder what a typical day was like back then.

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