Tuesday, August 4, 2015

More Zoar

 The best part of a trip to Zoar is just walking around the town and looking at the beautifully preserved homes and the gardens. This is my favorite one.

 They've trained concord grapes along their fence.

 Zoar was founded by 200 German emigrants in 1817.

 They left Wuerttemberg, Germany to escape religious oppression from the Lutheran church.

 This was a communal society.

In the 2010 census, 169 people were living here.
 This was my favorite store which was in the Old Cider Mill.  The building is presently for sale for 369,000.00.  It is 4600 square feet.

 It sits on a greatl piece of land.  I will miss that store.

 Most homes have wonderfully tended perennial gardens.

 The old Cobbler shop.

 This is a bed and breakfast.  We have never gone here for Halloween but apparently they have wonderful ghost tours.

 Beautiful old Rose of Sharon bushes are all over town.

It so much fun to be able to peek into all the gardens.