After Fort Recovery it was on to Portland, Indiana. Attractive city with thriving downtown and several interesting buildings.
(pic #1) This building currently houses a newspaper. Rather unimpressive side facing the main streets, but...
(pic #2) ...the front reveals a more interesting past. WH Hood was a wholesale grocer.
(pic #3) Don't know who the lady in the blue bonnet was. Note the multitude of apples. Some damae and a few missing pieces, but still a great item.
(pic #4) Across the alley from WH Hood stands this old hotel restaurant and retail building.
(pic #5) Ghost sign. "Paynes Restaurant" "The Justly Fames (somethingsomething) Arthur". Any one care to guess the rest?
(pics #6 & #7) This bridge is actually a bit more impressive than the pictures suggest. Nice shape and scale, makes a nice entry from the south into the retail section downtown.