On 10th Street West, Palmetto Florida, in the center of above restored strip, my Mothers parents owned a Bakery during the 1920 to 1940's
(photos taken Saturday 4/6/2013
Across the Street the Olympia Theater was built in 1916, bringing the motion pictures to my mothers home town. It was the first of its kind on the West Coast of Florida. It was closed in 1956 and over the years has been many things. more info here Olympia
The 1914 Carnegie Library is in the same block and is where my mother spent happy hours with books. The library is now part of the Palmetto Historical Park and they moved the old 1880 Post office, School house, Chapel on the property next door. there is also a military museum there.
Around the corner is this grand old lady that has been there my whole life, I saw it beautiful, I saw it in disrepair and now again it is restored.
These are the homes my mother saw as she walked from home to the bakery, the streets are no longer red brick, but have been paved, but other than that the homes and trees are still there.
My grandmothers home burned in the 80's and I have no photo of it, but it was a wonderful old home built in the early 1900's.
I am so happy to see these lovely ladies restored to what they were when I was a child.