Monday, March 15, 2010

Trip To Northfield

We went to one of our favorite places last weekend, Northfield. Spring has finally arrived- the Cannon River that runs right through town was roaring over the falls. Just the week before there was still a layer of ice there. the building in the background is the original Malt-O-Meal building.

Northfield has plenty of old, historic buildings. This is the entry to a restaurant/bar in the lower level of the Archer House which is on the river.

This is another view of the river from near the tavern. This is the highest I've seen it in all the times we've been down here. There doesn't seem to be any worry of flooding here, but there is plenty to worry about in other parts of the state.

This is the corner of the block where the old bank buildingis located. It now houses a museum dedicated to Northfield history, most notably the thwarted bank robbery attempt by the Jesse James gang.

I love the architecture here. They have not torn everything down to make way for generic new buildings. The town also is home to two colleges- St. Olaf's and Carleton. Beautiful campuses. Another great day trip which also included some birdwatching-it is that time of year!


Zan Asha said...

Wow, what a great place! How lucky for you to see such history! It all looks so charming...thanks for sharing :)

Rayela Art said...

Ah, home of my alma mater, St. Olaf. It was a great place to be all those years ago, but I never want to be so cold again! Still, there is a warm place in my heart when I think of Northfield... thanks for posting the photos!

Debby said...

WOW!!! Thanks for sharing, looks like such a great place.