Summer activity is in full swing around here, which is putting a crimp on doorscurrsions and, to a lesser degree, time for writing. I had a plan for this week’s Monday post and Thursday Doors. When Monday’s post went off the rails, it took Thursday with it. I think they call that collateral damage.
In searching through my draft doors, backup doors and emergency doors, I found photos of our Town Hall. The problem is there isn’t much history and there aren’t many doors. That’s why that post has never been written. On the other hand, I also have a few doors from the Windsor Locks Canal. Since the town and the canal are totally intertwined, it seemed like a good idea to merge these two fragments.
Windsor Locks Town Hall is located in the former Union School building. Once inside, it looks and feels like a school. I would imagine that our First Selectman’s office once was the Principal’s office. It’s in that location in the building and it has that feel (this from someone who is well-acquainted with principals’ offices…you can trust me). The doors are also what you would expect in this part of the country. They have a colonial look and, of course, they are plastered with signs. There’s an addition to the building that was built with careful attention to blending the new with the old.
Town Hall sits at the north end of a large parcel of town land. To the west is the town’s single middle school building and to the east is the relatively new (90s) public library, In between the three buildings are sports fields. Town Hall is on Church St, and it’s bookended by two churches (which we will visit in the future).
The doors on the Windsor Locks Canal are described in the gallery. You can click on any photo to start a slide show, in which the full captions will be revealed.
Thursday Doors is a weekly fun blogfest organized by Norm Frampton. If you’re interested in enrolling in the school of doors, head to the Principal’s office. Pay appropriate homage to the Principal’s doors, lest he give you detention, and then check with his assistant (she looks a bit like a blue frog) for directions and a Hall Pass to enter the Auditorium where the rest of the doors are on display.