In the mid 70′s and early 80′s I grew up in/around the town of Brattleboro, Vermont. Brattleboro back then (and to a degree still does) owed much of it’s character to a mix of architectural styles (primarily Victorian) and a healthy dose of 1960′s counterculture.
I was thinking recently about how much of this atmosphere I soaked in and assumed as normal, particularly in the downtown area of Main Street. Even the store names were psychedelic, here are some of my favorites:
- Llama, Toucan and Crow (Health food store)
- Captain Bullfrogs (Record Store)
- The Common Ground (Communal restaurant)
- Mole’s Eye Cafe (Bar)
- Candle in the Night (Oriental rug store)
- The Upper Crust (Bakery)
I’m sure there were many more, some lost to time, some lost to my memory. A few still exist I believe.