Just across the Missouri River bridge
lies the tiny German town of Hermann, Missouri.
Hermann was designated, in 1842, as the county seat of Gasconade County.
This magnificent Courthouse sits up on the river bluffs and
is the first thing you notice upon crossing the bridge.
Although Hermann has a population of only 2,431
it attracts hundreds of tourist each year to their many Wineries
Below you'll see the Cottages for one of the Wineries which is
located just a few blocks away.
Notice the Estate Sale sign, I was in Hermann for a week setting up a sale.
I'll tell you about that later.
The below building is diagonally across the street from the cottages
and is part of the same business.
I just adore the mansard style roof with the crest.
This historic town also boasts of Antique Shops
although this one was closed.
And on a Friday?!
This one was open! It is a small mall,
with adjoining businesses all in historic buildings,
and more businesses in historic buildings throughout the charming little town.
Just look at the fretwork and galley rail on this one!
Across the street is the Historic German School, it was built in 1871 and is now a museum with a wonderful array of collections and treasures from Hermann's past.
And check out this City Hall and Fire Department!
Isn't is wonderful?
I am not sure about the identity of this historic building but sits right next to the river bridge and right before the Courthouse. Quite charming in size.
Okay, earlier in this post I mentioned our estate sale sign in the one photo and told you I would tell you about that. So here goes, we had a sale here in this wonderful little town and I even got to spend the night here in this wonderful little town. It was not a stay at one of the many charming historic
B & B's though but it was still a nice stay in a sweet little house built back in the 50's or so.
It was located at the edge of a cliff, and although it was not, I felt like it was at the edge of a lake. It even looked like water down there but was not. This is the view from the driveway and little front porch area.
It was a fun vintage sale to work. The main level was full of fun stuff and the 2 car garage around back was packed with any and every kind of tool imaginable.
And off to the side was this little outbuilding
with lots of treasures to be uncovered around to the front of it...
Back in the garage, these are the steps that take you up to the main level...
and what is funny is that tucked back in the left hand corner of this garage is this...
a little shower area! The grown children told us that when they were growing up their mother made their father take a shower when he came home from work all dirty, before he could come upstairs into the well kept clean house!! Isn't that cute?! Poor man! But there was a wood stove nearby for the winter months!
Also in the garage is this tiny cellar like pantry closet...
packed with lots of jars and bottles. It was rather small in there and NOT my favorite place to be!
That is it for the sale but I want to show you a little more of the town. This is the street that I took to and from the house everyday. (This is the view when I am leaving the house.)
And to the left of this street is this beautiful historic cemetery
this angel actually kneels from way up high on this stone
overlooking this draped and tasseled stone
and below that is this family plot, stairs and all...
with this beautiful lady guarding over it, day after day, year after year.
Speaking of family plots, look at this one with the beautiful iron fencing. Just beautiful!
As with any old cemetery, there were lots of iron fencing.
And a lot more pretty details for the eye to behold,
and mine did just that!
Sorry this was such a long one, I do hope you will join me next week as I take you back down into the town
and show you some of the charming historic cottages, homes, B & B's and gardens of this town. Hope to see you then! Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed week!
I will be joining the following parties with this link...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy