Thursday, August 05, 2010

Yarmouth and its Abodes

Yarmouth, although it has earlier history, was named in 1759 by settlers who came from a settlement by the same name in Massachusetts. In the nineteenth century, it became a major shipbuilding centre, and for at least part of the century was supposedly the richest small town in the world. Subsequently, it became a railway centre of some note.

These days, it’s a tourist centre although that has declined a bit this year as the ferry service from Maine has been discontinued. The good news is that some sort of service is projected to resume again next year. Read more about the town.

I could certainly glimpse much of Yarmouth’s historical glory as we strolled about the town in the form of its wonderful, old mansions

Did you see the fantastic Widow's Walk in that last photo?

Also, I thought I'd include the following buildings. The first is The Saints' favourite restaurant, Rudders, where we had a fine meal on the night of our arrival. The second is a house converted into a shop that Cuppa truly appreciated and helped to keep solvent through this down turn.


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The architecture of older buildings (even mansions) is so intriguing and wonderful to photograph. All have a history.

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Diana said...

Such a beautiful town AC, I would love seeing all of those fantastic houses! The second one that you posted looks very much like Abe Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL.
Jake and I loved touring those houses on Lincoln's street as well as his!
And yes I too spent some money! So you are a good husband to let Cuppa have her fun! Love Di ♥

Bernie said...

Didn't you just love these old but beautiful homes. (they were all huge) or at least it seemed to me they were.
I so loved your vacation AC that next year when I go home I am going to Yarmouth for another visit. I have always loved it.
..........:-) Hugs

Ruth said...

I love that house with the widow's walk (even though I had to look up the term) I think the view would be amazing. It would also make a good "time-out" spot for naughty children.

jinksy said...

What beautiful buildings. Wonder what they're like inside?