I kinda like the chest a drawers. Looks like the town was/is a furniture manufacturer.
I know all the hustle and bustle, pushing and shoving, traffic, crowds, and gotta have it in a New York minute atmosphere may not appeal to everyone, but here is their downtown business district.When your sidewalk funds ran out, 75 years ago.
Fascinating. Gotta love a good western Kansas town. Reminds me of No Country for Old Men when I go out there. My mother was from Colby.Want to be as far from COVID-19 as possible, but you don't want to go to the middle of the desert? Head to Liberal, Kansas. According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map, there's no cases for a couple hundred miles around the city. Garden City and Dodge City are also COVID-19 free, but Liberal is in the middle of the no-COVID zone. Life in these little western Kansas towns might be boring. They all have small "other side of the tracks" neighborhoods, but otherwise they seem like idyllic middle class meccas from the air and on the ground. They're not shrinking, so they're doing something right -- my guess is welcoming immigrants.
Wide streets everywhere. Fire chiefs must love it.
A standard 1920s-era planned subdivision. And a mid-century modern house in the middle. I saw a lot of them Googledriving Garden City, too.
Seems like the 1950s and 1960s were boom times for Liberal, based on the bulk of the housing stock.
The hosuing stock isn't that diverse, though. Lots of ranches, ramblers, some mobile homes, and a few working class apartment complexes.
Every city has to have an east side.
Downtown has seen better days. No facade restoration here; aside from the vacancies, it's straight out of the 1950s.
There's a bunch of 1950s motels. Even the commercial signs are out of the 1960s.
Vehicle-oriented commercial. Meh.
I'm going to bet the Mexican food is probably pretty good in Liberal.
I'd rather ride out the zombies in Garden City.
WTH? There's still a Western Auto store in Snyder? Does Snyder also have a Rexall Drugs and a Heathkit store?
Dan needs to admit he has a THING for South Africa. That's okay, I have a THING about islands and other extremely remote communities.More Googledriving around South Africa.
Just a guy carrying a STOP RESISTING! stick.
I always think that these signs are missing a letter when I see them.
That's a violation. I don't know what to make of the sign on the right.
Getting dark out.
Subaru does a much better job at marketing to that demographic.
It's sort of like Southern California, if they drove on the wrong side of the road, allowed advertising in the right-of-way, had Jim Crow-style segregation that lasted into the 1990s, and a Gini coefficient that makes the Mississippi Delta seem like Norway in comparison. I'm fascinated with its aspect of being an outpost of post-WWII Anglosphere vehicle-oriented urbanism, with a dystopian twist of heavy fortification and Apartheid-era townships.Dan needs to admit he has a THING for South Africa. That's okay, I have a THING about islands and other extremely remote communities.