Thursday, May 11, 2017
In the 60s, Morristown Tennessee got the idea to build some overhead sidewalks above the main sidewalks in downtown. If I understand correctly, this was done so people could still shop downtown after flooding, and it was also done to help the downtown businesses compete with the new indoor shopping mall that opened in that decade.
So, now there is a second level of sidewalks in downtown Morristown.
This is very different. I don't think I have seen anything else like it.
The downtown area does have a very classic feel. I love the fact that there are old, fading advertisements painted on the sides of buildings that are still very visible. In general, this isn't uncommon, but I always appreciate seeing it.
There are several nice little shops here. Not one or two, but enough to make this area worth a visit. We enjoyed hanging out in a great little antique shop.
The area is attractive and nice, but there was some graffiti here and there. Hopefully, locals will keep appreciating what they have down here, and make the most of it.