For years this building housed the John Geist & Sons Forges. But as long I could remember a lawn mower repair service was there. Whenever I drove by, I would see old and relatively lawn mowers of every make and type lining along the sidewalk.
One evening I passed by and the lawnmowers were gone. The sidewalk was bare. The doors were locked and the windows were shut. The business was closed. Not just for the night, but for good. The realtor’s sign announced that the building was up for sale.
I just had to take a picture. Why? The golden hues of the setting sun across the red bricks signaled the end of a day, and the close of a business. Two generations made a living here, what will the next owner do here?
311 Jefferson Street