As you drive into the Market Square there is a small peninsula
in the street with this bust of George Washington.
The town square is known as Market Square and it has
several streets intersecting at each end of it.
This is looking back toward the entrance from the bridge
into Market Square.
The thermometer on the top of the building says about 80°
but it was really about 90° and very humid. It was HOT!
There was a major fire in the early 1900's that destroyed most
of the Market Square so all the buildings are built after that.
They are all brick and have beautiful facades.
The Temple Theatre
The only thing open on this Sunday afternoon was the
The only noise on the square was loud rock music playing
from the theatre disrupting the quiet of the day.
And these are the movies playing.
We noticed the flags on poles were all at half mast
and assumed it was to remember those that were killed
at the movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado by a lone gunman.
The movie showing at that theatre was Dark Knight Rises.
Such a terrible tragedy.
This appears to be an old fountain, now a flower
garden, at the upper corner of the square.
Notice that there are 4 different streets intersecting at
this corner of the square.
The square has a boulevard down the middle with parking on
both sides of it as well as along the side of the streets.
I think it's a very attractive square.
This is the beautiful Aroostook County Courthouse and Jail which is located on Court Street just around the corner from Market Square.
It has a very ornate clock tower with a beautiful
weather vane at the top of the cupola.
note the flags at half mast
There are some very beautiful old homes in Houlton too.
This beautiful footbridge is off of Market square and crosses
the Meduxnekeag River. The red brick cobblestones
are laid at one end and many were engraved in honour of
loved ones. Along the path and the bridge are placques that
give brief historical facts along with old photos of the town.
It was very interesting to read these as we walked.
Two views of the river from the bridge. The American flag through the bridge work.
Millstones from the gristmill that used to be along the river here.
A visit to Houlton wouldn't be complete without a visit
to this place below.
This is the Houlton Farms Dairy which sells the most delicious
ice cream. I got Peanut Butter Cup and it was so good!
I see you're still with me. :)
I hope you enjoyed our visit to the pretty town of Houlton.
I am leaving you with a link that has a short video
of why *you* might want to live in Houlton.
I learned a lot about this little town from the video.
Have a great day!