Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Germantown

Just north of downtown and Bicentennial Mall, Historic Germantown is a 20-square block area that is home to a variety of homes and businesses. Originally part of a land grant given to James McGavock for his during the Revolutionary War, Germantown is thriving again today due to the diligence of area residents. The neighborhood association dedicates itself to preserving the history and charm of the area, and new building (homes and businesses) maintain the architecture of the original area.

Tomorrow: Two of the churches of Germantown

5 comments:

Halcyon said...

Those houses are so cute. Was Germantown originally occupied by Germans?

Rambling Round said...

I love the colorful homes...would be a neat place to visit.

quintarantino said...

Casas de madeira em cores muito lindas!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I was born in a small village that was originally given to a Revolutionary War Soldier as payment for his service. He later sold all 80 acres for a little over $200.00.

This is a nice photo and a reminder of those times.

By the way, the people paid their taxes using squirrel scalps and wolf scalps.

Stacey Huston said...

Looks like a storybook street. thanks for sharing.