Historic, Friendly Centerville, Indiana
Before we arrived at Richmond, Indiana, we stopped for lunch at historic Centerville, Indiana, (which is located six miles west of Richmond). So many of this town's structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and many of those are the adorable brick rowhouses that stand near the historic National Road (Route 40). These rowhouses are connected by "a daisy chain of brick archways, extremely rare architecture that's unique to this Indiana town".
Centerville is part of the towns on the "Antique Alley" which is a stretch of towns on the National Road from Richmond to Knightstown that has many antique stores (more than 1,400!)
We were told that little Centerville has 510 dealers!
Centerville also has charming inns and unique speciality shops. This small town was an important stop along the National Road in the 19th century. They say that in its prime, Centerville saw 200 wagons per day pass through the town. Truthfully, it still looks as though it exists in the 19th century.
Besides eating lunch in Centerville, we strolled the streets and went into several stores. My mouth was hanging open as I marveled at the architecture, especially the rowhouses and arches. Many people refer to Centerville as "Arch Town".