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Offline the pope

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Bryan / Williams County: Development and News
« on: March 14, 2006, 12:49:58 PM »
hmm...not a bad little town, perfect example of town square with big courthouse. also, perhaps one of the best ohio courthosues (take that defiance!)

i present you, my favorite NW ohio courthouse!


she's a beaut.


detail


well the downtown was in very good shape (complete with a curves) though it was tremendously boring from a photography point, every single block facing the square looked exactly the same.


no really i can stress how much i like this one


another focus from a different angle!


well they do have a movie theater


not even this isolated ohio town can escape the wrath of tim allen


payday loans are popular in ohio


the 1980s called, they want their phone booth back.


such a beautiful deco sign/building. unfortunately a giant telephone pole/street light blocks getting any good shots of it


see what i mean about nice but boring?


detail of the corthouse wainscotting?


in the wtf department: what happened here?


50s style dinners also pop up a lot here in the nw


goodbye bryan, i'll miss you!


well bryan might be hard to top, lets cruise route 2 and see what happens!
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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006, 01:03:52 PM »
That towns got black folks.  Chicken and ribs.
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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006, 01:08:34 PM »


I get it, it's a jigsaw puzzle!!  Or the builders were just...... :drunk:

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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006, 01:29:38 PM »
Nice shots.  That's indeed a good CH.

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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2006, 04:21:18 PM »
Bryan is pretty sweet. It's the home of the etch-a-sketch and Spangler Candy Company.

I think one of the biggest aesthetic problems in these small towns is that the main streets around the square are 'way too wide. They could improve them by enlarging the courthouse lawn and adding benches and nostalgic amenities like the old-time cast iron public drinking fountains. In towns like Bryan, people would go there on balmy summer evenings to pass the time and socialize.
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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006, 04:35:16 PM »
I've always felt that Bryan was a nice little town.  One of those nice All-American main street kinda towns.  And yes, nice courthouse indeed.

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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 05:18:02 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous courthouse!!!

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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006, 05:35:40 PM »
I drove through Bryan on an unseasonably warm spring night a couple years ago.  The movie theater was all lit up and there were people all around, some strolling arm-in-arm down the sidewalk.  A very "Pleasantville" moment.

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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2006, 05:52:08 PM »
Bryan is my favorite of the small towns in Northwest Ohio. It's nothing too unique or special (though the Court House sure is!!!), but something about it just captures "Middle America". It also is a pretty clean town and is not as bad off as many of the other small towns in Ohio. I have family living there and used to go there when I was younger. We're pretty much split up among Toledo, Detroit, Chicago, and the Bryan area, and Bryan trips were a nice change of pace. "Pleasantville" is not too far off when describing Bryan. It ranks as one of the most livable places in the country.

In towns like Bryan, people would go there on balmy summer evenings to pass the time and socialize.

Bryan is boring as shit, but it at least has some sex appeal (Court House, some of the older housing), and the girls are decent.  :wink:
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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2006, 06:55:02 PM »
Get some god awful yellow paint for it and you can confuse it for the Corn Palace.  :wink2:

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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2006, 09:03:53 AM »
rob1412,

i agree with the "too wide streets dealie" Two sides of the square were four lanes across, and the  walk sign buttons didn't seem to be functioning perfectly. The other sides of the square had this poorly planned division, with one lane in each direction and pull-in angled parking, which made the area look very unattractive.

everbody else, thanks for swinging by

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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2006, 02:18:33 PM »
Love that courthouse.

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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2006, 02:53:47 PM »
got gazebo?  they do in Bryan - a great one.  (is that the Music Man and the librarian I see?)    nice pix.  thanks
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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2006, 09:06:03 AM »
courthouse!!!

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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2006, 07:12:15 AM »
Very nice...thanks for the courthouse-obsessed tour!

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Re: Bryan / Williams County developments and news
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2006, 05:44:48 PM »
From the 8/1/06 Toledo Blade:

WILLIAMS COUNTY
Union officers tell audience big operations hurt farming

BY TOM HENRY
BLADE STAFF WRITER


BRYAN - Williams County residents need to realize what's at stake for future generations of farmers if an Iowa company goes through with building a proposed 5 million-chicken megafarm in their county, two Ohio Farmers Union officials said last night.  "Changes have never been as rapid as what we are experiencing now," Joe Logan, Ohio Farmers Union president, told about 80 people who attended a meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Many of those in attendance were members of the Williams County Alliance formed in March to oppose the chicken megafarm plans by Fremont Farms of Iowa, which is registered to do business in Ohio as a group called IPRO II.  Mr. Logan and Roger Crossgrove, Ohio Farmers Union executive director, said the culture of family farming and the social fabric of small-town America are as much at stake by the onslaught of confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, as the environment.

Members of the Williams County Alliance said they have received tips about possible sites in Williams County that Fremont Farms is interested in developing.  But no plans have been filed and made public.  Sherry Fleming, alliance president, said the group opened its regular meeting to the public last night to hear the statewide perspective from the Ohio Farmers Union officials.

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