career and have many fun memories of downtown. Here are
a few photos from our visit last week.
.The town is on a square. This view is from the park in the middle
of the the square looking out to the courthouse.
Next to the courthouse is the Opera House! The Opera House
is a very old theater that has been restored. I've traveled to
Abbeville just for the theater productions and they have been
After an evening at the theater, you can walk next door to the
Belmont and spend the night in this historic inn. DH and I stayed
in the room with the upstairs porch one December. We were able
to see all the Christmas lights downtown!
Now, let's take a walk around the square.
Poliakoff's was a shoe store. It was a tradition for everyone
in Abbleville County to bring their children to Mr. Poliakoff
to have their feet measured and their first baby shoes fitted.
Abbeville is beautiful and quaint, but it is not growing, which can
be a good thing. The old part of town is a series of antique and
gift shops now. Everyone goes to the next town to shop Walmart.
scroll work on the side door of this Presbyterian church.
the other churches on the next two corners. There is one more sad
story about a church in Abbeville that I will save for another post.
It is all about good intentions at preservation that went bad..
Thank you for joining us today. We will visit Abbeville again. Hope
you are having a good week!