Colonel Roger Brown House
1694 Main Street, Concord, Massachusetts, 01742-2831, United States
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Grave rubbing paradise
This page obviously is for those of you who love cemeteries and grave stones...or do grave rubbings. Wish I would go back and do some rubbings myself. I cannot say enough about the plethora of wonderful stones in this expansive cemetery which is located at the main intersection of Concord...and is very much a part of the daily life here. Perhaps because of it being so exposed to the traffic and general public, it doesn't appear to suffer the vandalism of so many other historic cemeteries which are more hidden from the public eye.
see historic architecture....
see historic architecture. Concord is filled with a wealth of colonial and early 19th century homes, thanks to laws that protect the town from encroaching suburban development. Biking through the countryside outside the town centre allows for the feel of a New England landscape just following the War of 1812, still bucolic and open, interspersed with whit clapboard or brick-sided homes. Many of Concord's historic homes were home to famous authors like Thoreau or Alcott, others are worth a look just for their obsolescent charm. This sprawling old farmhouse, which looks to have been built in the late 17th or early 18th century, is right near the famous Old North Bridge.
At the main intersection of Concord there is a lovely little "pocket park" with green and shade....as well as a veterans memorial. It's a nice spot to reflect or rest...perhaps check your list to see the next direction. I wondered about this old veteran as he went toward the memorial with his walker...slowly and deliberately. Today he's a slightly handicapped older man...but what was his past? Could be one of those heroes from the war movies, for all we know. It is sometimes fascinating to listen to their stories.
Drive the back roads and enjoy the fall foliage
I pass this tree every day on the way home. Took this picture from the car passing by it in October. Watching it change throughout the year is a joy. There are probably hundreds of back roads worth driving down in Concord and the surrounding towns that have kept their rustic character.
I quote from the literature... "Built in 1940 by Henry Ford in memory of his mother-in-law and mother; this non-denominational chapel is one of six Henry Ford built in the U.S. Here is served as daily chapel for the Wayside Inn Boy's School, The Red Stone School House and the South West School. It is now the site of many weddings and events."
I'm afraid I never did find out why Henry Ford took such an interest in this particular area. If any of you know, I'd like to hear from you. Funny that he would have six different churches built around the country.
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