Thursday, November 25, 2010

Daytripping Never Takes a Holiday -- Downtown Grandview, Missouri

Grandview, Missouri
I lived there off and on for 23 years.  In 2000, I started a walking routine and pretty much settled on a path which I like to take every so often.  Grandview is a working class town on the south side of the Metro.
Grandview Walk November 25, 2010
The line of the former Frisco passes through Grandview still, though I think it is used as a spur for the Kansas City Southern.
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Downtown
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The corner bar is open on Thanksgiving Day
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Downtown is trying to reinvent itself.
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Stretch Sculpture outside city hall.  I'm finding I really like Stretch's stuff.
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Grandview Baptist Church
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When I used to walk here in 2000, this used to be a bus station.
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1950's era post office with googie details
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Those damn red light cameras are here too
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Cy Young building with googie sign
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The neon could use some work
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Do-Nuts in the Cy Young building
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The Cuckert building used to be a vacuum shop that also sold second hand mowers
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I used to buy dog food here
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Tima seems a bit overdressed, but it was really cold today
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I don't know what the hell this is
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Kansas City Southern main line through Grandview
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My favorite Model railroad store, though I haven't been here in awhile
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Erica's Psychic studio -- I've never seen Erica
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I love the googie front end grafted on this old house
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Mid-century modern school building
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City Hall
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This was moved to city hall from the tracks
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Old faded buzz saw eagle
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TJ's cafe.  I've eaten here a few times.
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Waffle House, I've eaten here many times
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I was able to catch the trains on the KCS
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Tima in her winter jackets and booties
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I was having a conversation a few days ago about graffiti art and the rolling canvas we see every day on the rails.  So, while I waited for this train to pass, I checked out the roll by gallery.
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Another view of Tima and our sick cat, Jack.
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1 comment:

jim stephens said...

Hi,
Your mid century modern school building is the former Mid Continent Public Library building on the north east grounds of the school property.

The Library system and the school got in a snit, and had to build a new facility across 71 hiway, and the school took over this building.

thanks
jim stephens

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