Monday, March 9, 2015

Local History // Upping Block

One thing that we really love, is learning about the history of our local area.  Pictured above is an "upping block" located right in the center of downtown Ashville, AL.  Upping blocks are basically a platform or block of some kind, are normally located near a business's door, and were used for people to step on when mounting or dismounting their horse.

  Throughout history, this local upping block has been used to help ladies in their long dresses and skirts mount and dismount their horses, a place where politicians and many others gave speeches, and a local meeting place for the community along with much more.

  This large block of sandstone on the square downtown is a really neat local landmark that reminds us of so much history.

Are there any special or unique historic landmarks in your hometown?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leave us a comment! We love to hear from y'all! Anonymous comments are allowed so that those without accounts can comment as well, but we'd like it if y'all would leave a form of name for identification. Also if there is anything you'd like to see a post on, let us know. We appreciate y'all stopping by and thank you so much for taking the time to comment! :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...