Winter Garden Downtown Brown’s

Another “back in time” from Winter Garden Heritage today … they wrote “Downtown Brown’s was one of the first businesses to set up shop in the heart of Winter Garden’s revitalized Downtown Historic District- a great place to stop for a tasty bite, an ice pop, or a soda while biking or hiking the West Orange Trail“, this was long before we lived here.

When we first moved to Winter Garden, this business was a French Bakery (a plus for us!) but that closed down and it’s since been many not-very-successful things; the current business does bagels and other things – we have tried them a couple times but never been impressed, though they are still in business so they must be good for some people!

Anyway, here’s a similar view today – amazingly the mural is still there on the side of the building, even though there’s another newer building right next to it, with just a couple feet separation!

Amazingly, I have never noticed this before, though I’ve been walking past for 8 years now!

Winter Garden railroad tracks

I’ve mentioned this before; years ago there was a railroad right through downtown, running where the West Orange Trail is today, in the middle of Plant Street. Recently the Winter Garden Heritage Museum posted a photo of Plant Street from back when the railroad was still present:

I tried this morning to take a photo from similar location – though it’s tricky with the trees much bigger now!

Lots different!