Saturday, August 1, 2015

North Creek

North Creek
Our walkabout in North Creek began walking the length of the train since that is where we parked. We began at 9:00 A.M. and it was already hot that day. The history is contained in the illustration to the left and what a rich wonderful history North Creek has!

This is Leonard Wilson who was manning the register at the Braley and Noxon Hardware Store. What a friendly, knowledgeable man. We enjoyed our visit with him and already loved the North Creekers.
This is the old hardware store first owned by Alfred Braley and Ernest Noxon. They had an agreement that when one died the other would became sole owner. Braley died first. Eleven years later, Ernest sold it to Rick Green. This photo is very interesting because it reflects my hand and arm taking the picture.
We went next door to Café Sarah where I immediately devoured a pastry and it was delicious. Again, very friendly folks. Love the Creeks!

Two days later, my friend, Pat and I, went to Martha's Restaurant and enjoyed our lunch. It was very good and inexpensive.

The text to the left tells how the whole town cooperated in the making of the community center which also houses offices, historical items, and the theater where they conduct drama classes and plays.

Below is the community center, which was as beautiful inside as out. This is where we learned about the strong Irish influence of the people in North Creek and where we saw what the town board, and the people could accomplish by coming together in harmony on a desire to improve their community. The lady told us that the old community center burned down and so they began making phone calls asking for donations to build or buy a new one. One phone call resulted in the donor saying, "I will donate the money for it." With his generosity and the community working together, they built this beautiful structure.

Tannery Pond Community Center

Here I am in front of the town hall

This is a picture of Gore Mountain taken from the top of the cemetery where we were told a cool story about a woman who was buried in a mausoleum on top of the hill so she could look down on all of those below because they had once looked down upon her. However, after looking for quite some time, and roasting in the heat, we abandoned the search and headed for town.

North Creek Fire Department
Elegant bed and breakfast. Love the historic ski memorabilia.

Here I am looking little and how I love to look little! We have arrived at the Hudson River Trading Co. outlet.

This is Laurie Prescott who owns the Hudson River Trading Co, an absolutely exciting store because of the history, tons and tons of Adirondacky items, and my books! This store was a livery in the early days. Laurie lived up the street and used to go by it when she was a little girl. It stood vacant for fifteen years until she bought it and turned it into a store just everyone has to go and see. You can browse for hours and find everything from log beds to lotions, kids toys, and clothes.
The  numbers beside the original stairs show numbers where the horse harnesses were kept. The floor downstairs is original and cut in to allow for drainage in the livery. The windows where the horses poked their heads through are still there and the original grain room is now filled with wonderful items. The store smells like balsam and lavender  because of the candles, soaps, perfumes and pillows.
     Our trek through North Creek was so great, I want to go back and do it again! Thank you North Creekens for being so kind and friendly to us!

1 comment:

  1. You were in the wrong cemetery. Pictured is the St. James Cemetery. Melissa is in the Baptist Cemetery, further up Main St., near East and West Holmcomb St.