|Bill Hoffman proud Veteran|
The Town Common is a new discovery for me. I am always in search of perfect breakfast spots and this one ranks high. The location, across from a park and beautiful old stone church is gorgeous. Breakfast is served on Fiesta wear in a variety of colors. You can watch the owner cook your delicious meal from and opening looking into the tidy kitchen, and the waitresses are amazing (one helpful gal helped me when I could not shut of the data sucking app Waze!)
Below is a bit of cool history about this scenic little town.
|Outside Town Common|
Founded in in 1842 Adin Ballou and his followers purchased 600 acres of land on which they built homes for the community members, chapels and factories.
Ballou believed that he could create a Utopian community blending the features of a factory town with those of a religion-based commune. The community stood for temperance, abolitionism, women's rights, spiritualism and education.
Fourteen years later the intentional community was converted into a textile factory town. The factories were purchased by George and Ebenezer Draper.
|Inside Town Common. Refinished wood and brick.|
|Side door leading into Town Hall. Stained glass windows not visible.|
The planned community with innovative 19th and early 20th century employee housing, remain essentially intact today.