Hearts Desire is a lovely gift shop full of unique treasures. It is owned by Cynthia Bybee whom I was fortunate to meet.
Most of the stores on this stretch are now empty. I do love the Coca Cola advertisement painted on the side of the building. Much better to have a stylized advertisement painted on the building instead of graffiti. Not that I didn’t see any graffiti.
This is a wonderful empty building that is grassy with benches inside. I do not know the story of the building or why it is open. If anyone knows, please share.
All the little towns in this part of the world have their own water tower printed with the population, except Aiken, whose water tower blew down a few years ago during a tornado.
More buildings along main street. The second building is the empty grassy building, and the Coca Cola advertisement is at the end of this block.
Heart’s desire is just visible, the second building from the end. The cross shape on the brick part of the blue building contains a Masonic symbol. The masons were very big in this area (West Texas) and many of the buildings have the dedications with the Masonic symbol.
This is an abandoned warehouse. It’s across the street from the blue building.