After yesterday’s bike ride I downloaded the photos to my computer and was surprised to see this one at the head of the list. Other than photos at township hall sites, I thought I had taken only one other, and this was not it. And of all the fall foliage seen along the way, why would I have stopped at this place?
Then I remembered. Toward the lower right one can see the roof of the Eckford Town Hall. (You can click on the photos to make them bigger.) These days, whenever I first spot a town hall from a distance, I try to remember to stop and take a photo, traffic and road conditions permitting. In this case I knew the Eckford Town Hall was coming up, because I have ridden and driven past it many times, though not usually from this direction. So I knew the roof belonged to the building I was looking for.
I started in Marshall and ended up in Summit Township, near Jackson. In 37.5 miles of riding I visited 5 new town hall locations for my photo collection. That’s a record. I’ve managed to visit 5 town halls on several other days, but usually it takes a 50 to 70 mile ride to accomplish that much. (I call the Eckford location one a new one, although it’s possible that among my older photos there are some of that building that were taken in passing. But this time I pulled into the parking lot and got photos from several different angles. I’ll get to them eventually.)
Township halls visited yesterday:
- Eckford (Calhoun County)
- Albion (Calhoun County)
- Concord (Jackson County)
- Hanover (Jackson County)
- Summit (Jackson County)
There is a new page on which I’ve marked all the township halls I’ve visited so far: Township Halls Visited So Far. When I get further along with this project, I hope I’ll occasionally get comments like, “Did you miss the town hall at ___? And a mile up the road there is an old school that used to be used as a town hall.”
Above is the one photo from yesterday that was not taken at a town hall. It was taken on F Drive South, towards the east end of Calhoun County.