Lens Day Wednesday – Lockport (Hometown Series)
(Day #6: 30-Day Blog Challenge)
This beautiful 1800’s Victorian Mansion is the Kenan Center and is about 2 minutes away from where I live. It sits on 25 acres and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. It has become not only a community center but is now known throughout the area as a premier arts, education and recreational center. There are many events held here from craft shows, plays, and other galas, as well as sporting events on the large fields (and buildings) behind the house. I just stopped on my way home from work to take this photo but if I get the chance to go inside, I will certainly post more photos.
Yesterday I told you about the renovations of the high school and how amazing they are. Lockport is well known for their Visual & Performing Arts program and we have had numerous students go onto acting later in life. I wish I had photos of the new auditorium because it is stunning but when I was inside, so were 800 other people, so it just didn’t work out.
This is the side of the high school and another entrance into it. The landscaping and stone walls are brand new, as is all the really cute light posts with the flags.
This is just one side of the school. The high school has 1,654 students and is for grades 9-12. we also have numerous elementary schools and 2 intermediate schools as well. There is a swimming pool, tennis courts, 2 gymnasiums, baseball and soccer fields (the football field and track are located at one of the intermediate schools).
This the Lockport Public Library and is located right on Main St. in downtown Lockport. It’s 3 floors with the bottom being a wonderful children’s library (and other rooms for conferences and meetings and such). Since it was within walking distance from my house growing up, my sisters and I would spend many days during our summer vacation at the library. Shawn attended a pre-school program here as well before he started actual school. It’s one of the largest libraries in our area.
These are just some photos of downtown Lockport. All of these buildings house different things from banks, restaurants, offices and other things. I would actually love to rent a space in town for a studio but that’s another story. 🙂
This is where the Post Office used to be and I remember going in there with my mom as a kid. It had a court house on the top floor and according to my mother-in-law (who has been a great help in these blog posts), told me that after it was no longer the post office, little shops opened up in each of the teller windows. It is currently being used as part of a church, offices and a little boutique.
This is the inside of the old Post Office. I didn’t get a lot of photos because it was after hours and mostly everything was closed for the day. Luckily, they had the lights on still in this section. I absolutely love the architecture on the inside and outside of the building. There were windows everywhere and natural wood covered everything.
Since it has been a very long time since I was in this building, I couldn’t really remember what it looked like (until I got in there) but this I certainly remembered! They kept the original heaters and I am not sure if they still work but I am glad that they decided to keep them. I think they are pretty neat!
(On a small side note: I updated the photo of the Palace Theater since I was in town and could get a new photo of it. Just in case you wanted to check it out.)
The Hometown Blog Series goes along with a postcard exchange with my Chatterbug blog friends. I thought it would be nice to show everyone more about my town and the interesting things that we are known for. Come back to see more highlights about my hometown and even some other interesting things about my area.