As regular readers of this blog may know, we live in a former textile mill. Our apartment is on the top (5th) floor and faces the Nashua River directly below.
This vantage point provides a
great wonderful source of photo opportunities, even if not on a daily basis. That said, two evenings earlier this week provided an exception to that statement.
On a night with no wind and a flat water surface, this view was looking downtown towards Main Street. The lights are from a restaurant, The Irish Peddler's Daughter. In the center of the photo is the Main St bridge which looks like this ↓ in daytime hours.
Below is another night view looking directly across the river from our apartment. The large brick building in the background is another repurposed building. Now called Lofts 34, this building was formerly the Nashua Corporation, which made labels, specialty papers and imaging products. This apartment building has 200 apartments ranging from 1-4 bedrooms.
The white Greek revival style house shown above ↑ was built in 1835 for Joseph Greeley II and his wife, who was not related to other Greeleys in Nashua history. The lot, purchased for $450, was previously owned by the Nashua Manufacturing Company. After a 1936 flood, the house was filled with 5 feet of water. The cost of repairing mud and debris damage cleared using a fire hose was $5,244. The house has had several owners and is currently vacant.
August arrived this past weekend and, so far, it has brought a very pleasant weather pattern to Nashua, NH. Daytime temps have ranged from the mid 70s to low 80s with a couple of light overnight rainfalls. Maybe this pleasant weather contributed to the very colorful after sunset views this week.
The building shown on the left side and reflected in the Nashua River was part of the former Nashua Manufacturing Company. Years ago, the building was used to store cotton used in the manufacture of blankets. It's now called Cotton Mill Apartments and houses 109 apartments.
Our weather will be changing over the next few days with rain predicted today. Afterwards, temps will climb into the high 80s to near 90 degrees, Friday to Saturday, followed by rain again on Sunday and then warmer days. Seems we will be in a pattern for a while.