Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Behind Main Street

Cherryville, North Carolina

This small city has a Main Street layout that I've seen, once in a while, all over the country. Main is lined with commercial buildings, mostly connected side to side with few alleys, two stories tall, with retail stores on the first floor, offices or other businesses, sometimes even apartments, on the second. Behind the solid block of buildings, instead of First Street, you've got a wide blacktop parking area. Head-on parking facing the buildings, also facing the back of the lot, with drive-through space in between. Like alleys and backlots, the parking areas seem to offer lots of picture possibilities.

Cherryville, North Carolina


lyle said...

Western Auto looks a little like a scene from 'Alice in Wonderland'....

Verna said...

This is cool!