This week's Walking Wednesdays takes place in Historic Downtown Monument.
I walked by some historical buildings.
The Sheldon Jackson Memorial Chapel is the oldest church house in Monument. In 1874, Presbyterians founded their congregation with help from Reverend Sheldon Jackson, pioneer church builder. Jackson established over 100 congregations throughout the American western frontier, including
This building, known affectionately as "Big Red," was built in 1919. It was designed by Mr. Thomas MacLaren, an architect in
and named after Inez Johnson Lewis. Mrs. Lewis, the El Paso County Superintendent of Schools, consolidated the one-room school
districts so that students could receive a high school education in Monument. "Big Red" now houses the district offices for the Lewis-Palmer School District. Colorado Springs,
As a reading teacher, I really love this sculpture close to "Big Red."
I discovered a couple of other sculptures in town.
It's amazing what you notice when you look closely!
I love the beautiful flowers beds planted along the sidewalks.
Limbach Park is named for Henry Limbach, who platted the Monument town site in 1874. He became the first mayor when the town incorporated in 1879. His wife Caroline was a dress and hat maker. Our summer concerts are held here.
I spotted a fun mailbox
and a humorous sign in a flower bed in front of a restaurant.
I stopped at the Farmer's Market, held every Saturday in the summer.
Do you have a farmer's market near you that you like to visit? Inquiring minds want to know!
Thank you for joining me this week on Walking Wednesdays! You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.