Friday, February 1, 2013

About the Cover

The photo is mine.  The idea is not.

Friend and Carbondale booster/historian Nancy Free recently had a photo of Carbondale's Hotel American on one of her web pages.  Included was a close up shot of a stone carving, and I knew from the instant I saw it that it was blog header material. I took my photos a few weeks ago.  The carving in question is beneath the bay window on the left side of the building.  Here, it's obscured by the building's covered entrance.

I don't know much about the Hotel American, other than it stopped being a hotel long ago.  It's now an apartment building.