The Market Place, Bangor
note from a friend-
postcard shows the heart of old downtown
This is where the teenagers hang out with their skateboards nowadays, I have
read. One of the buildings shown is now the Phoenix House, a nicely fixed-up
hotel. Just out of the picture to
the left is the Grasshopper Shop, which sells a variety of gifts, etc. and has
been in business for years. Our family shops there for birthday presents.
It is a rather good cultural location, I think, in the middle of what
used to be bustling downtown
Now the bustling is at the Bangor Mall, miles away,
but downtown is on the upswing too, I think. A block away from the picture is
the Children’s museum, which occupies the big former Freese’s
department store; another block away is the Bangor House, a former hotel; now a
senior citizens’ housing place. The
“square” shown (actually a triangle) now has a fountain, I think.