I got the opportunity to stroll around Wilmington one day after school. I am extremely passionate about the city and its future, and with all the media attention it has been getting lately, it might be helpful for others to see what Wilmington is aside from the DHL Airpark. Most are fairly confident that Wilmington will pull through this just like she did when the Clinton County Air Field moved out. It'll take a lot of hard work, good ideas and prayers... but I'm part of that group of optimists and I hope everyone else here is too! Enjoy!!
1997 addition to the Carnegie Library
Good thing he won
"Sarah Palin - Very Scary"
This house looks like it belongs on Wilmington College's campus
When the pic was taken, the unfinished veterans memorial was already attracting a crowd.
This is a bad pic... I fixed it on photoshop but I can't find the file... sorry!
Looking up Main Street
Great seafood stuffed pasta! And calzones!
The newest shop in town, just opened up a couple weeks ago
Where I ate dinner, Jen's Uptown Deli. It also seems to be the only place for interviews in Wilmington. Half the interviews for the whole DHL tableau have been there.
Great little infill park
Notice anything fishy about this building? The third floor in particular?
Its fake! In constructing the Municiple Building, they tore down a Wilmington landmark, the Devoe Building. Moldings were made from the Devoe building trim and used in the design of the new building. So, in an effort to keep with the architectural integrety of the area and I would imagine a lack of funds, a fake 3rd floor was put on top.
Backs of the buildings on Main Street... these backyards are even cuter in person!
The Orange Frazier Press building
Beautiful mural... and parking lot, for as beautiful parking lots can get
All the people, and even the animals, are people from Wilmington and Clinton County. There was an auction for the spots on the painting and the money went to downtown revitalization
Wilmington Friends Meeting. "They departed from the Quaker customs of "never a steeple and never a bell", Wilmington's Friend's church was consistent with Wilmington's leadership in leaving Quaker traditions of plain dress, plain talk, and no paid ministry" -A Walking Tour of the Commercial Historic District, Wilmington, Ohio
Quakers and Catholics
St. Columbkille Grotto
General Denver Inn
This house can be yours for 315K... complete with serpentine wall surrounding the property.
This house is being refurbished! Since I was little I've watched it fall apart and someone is finally saving it! I saw the lights on inside it today for the first time... EVER.
The Homeless Shelter and Annex Building
The Old Hospital
A close up on Hale Hospital. Dr. Hale's great-grandson had an art studio up top until the late 90's I believe. There is a sign on the door prohibiting entry because of lead paint... I don't know what the status of this building is, but I would love to see it restored!
Arboretum... I took some of my senior pics here
'New' Hospital, Clinton Memorial Hospital
The Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center along with Cincinnati-based Champlin/Haupt Architects just recently received a design award for Health Care in Cincinnati Magazine’s sixth annual Interior Design Competition.http://softlightdesign.com/2008/10/cancer-center-wins-6th-annual-interior-design-award/
BONUS! Pictures from Wilmington High School's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream
The set plus Puck
I was Bottom the Weaver...
Bottom acting as Pyramus
Thanks! Comments or suggestions with my photography and on Wilmington are welcome! I'm certainly a novice and although I could, I haven't taken any photography classes.