Today we're taking a walking tour of what is supposed to be historic Homer. Although we are faithfully following the map as provided on page 15 of the town guide, all the pictures of the buildings were as they were 50 and more years ago. The only pictures I am reasonably certain about are those of the Harrington Cabin, mostly because it is listed as being next to the Pratt Museum, which is where we found it. The outhouse above went with the house.
I believe this next picture to be what was once the Heady Hotel, although no picture was provided, it does fit the description.
We are uncertain if any of the following 3 photos are anything remotely connected with the historic walking tour, but since we are able to identify only a few, thought it would be a good idea to throw in what is along Pioneer Ave. at present, regardless of historic significance.
This next photo of the Main St. Mercantile, opened in 2002, is the former Homer Cash Store, which featured general merchandise in 1936. At one time the upstairs served as the town's dance hall, but later was converted to living quarters.
This next photo has nothing to do with the historic walking tour, but was on the route and certainly an interesting coffee house. My understanding is at the time of opening a sign ordinance was in effect, hence the numerous coffee cups to advertise their product - clever! Sadly I never had a chance to go inside and check it out.
I believe this next house to be the Kranich House made from lumber at the Diamond Ridge Road Sawmill around 1944.
The rest of these photos, were taken along the route, but the historical significance, if any, cannot be verified. I present them simply as what we see today.
See Janet R. Klein's book: Celebrating Homer's Buildings
, Pub 2002
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