Friday, August 11, 2006

FLW Tour: Sidney, OH Sullivan Bank

Tiny Sidney in Shelby County, Ohio is home to at least two famous buildings and many other lovely sites, Peoples Federal Savings and Loan (est. 1886) and The Spot Restaurant. At the Spot the regulars have name plates on the booths. President Bush ate there during the 2004 campaign. We visited both landmarks on our July architectural tour. Louis Sullivan influenced many 20th century architects, particularly Frank Lloyd Wright and he designed this beautiful bank. Our group loved it. Also, driving through these little Ohio towns, I was very impressed with the diversity of the economy. It was my first visit to Sidney, and it looks like a great town in which to live and put down roots (although, having grown up in a small town, I know that it helps to be born there).

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