John, of "Going Gently" http://disasterfilm.blogspot.com/ challenged me a few days ago to show you what my village looked like. Yesterday, I was going stir-crazy after being house bound due to practically incessant rain. The rain finally ended and I decided that, instead of doing a trail walk, I would take a walk around the village of Webster.
I don't live in the Village, but it's been a part of my life. When I was a kid, I remember going into Witmer's Dry Goods Store, with it's slightly musty smell and wooden floors. That's gone now. We had a locker in the Cold Storage building, and it used to be so much fun to get out the winter coat and head over there with a load of garden vegetables that Mom had prepared for freezing. That building is now a public storage building, no freezing temperatures any more. Mason's, where our coal came from is gone. And, that bastion of my teen-aged years - The Candy Kitchen - the best malt shop around - burned in a fire and was never rebuilt.
It's a very ordinary village. It wasn't incorporated until 1905. Before that, it was part of the town of Penfield. So there are no ancient buildings there. It's not exactly a thriving village, but looks kind of tired and run down. It's just a very typical Western New York Village.
This building was a church, and is now an auto supply business. In the closeup of the marker, you can see the rows of small stones set in morter, that make this such a unique style. I can just imagine the work it must have taken to get those rows so straight.