Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A teapot walked into a bar . . .

Well, Priscilla was actually carried . . .

In Friday, March 15th's post, I said I would explain how I discovered LouAnn's Tea sPot.  During our wanderings in Wapakoneta, we first stopped at the Neil Armstrong Space Museum.  Priscilla played with the hands on exhibits,
Landing the Lunar Module
looked at the real moon rock,

and admired the space suit.

She visited with the ladies at the desk, who shared a few other highlights of their town.  They thought she would enjoy the antique mall downtown, which is housed in the old opera house.
Steps in the "Antique Mall"
She crawled on this table to get a better look at the balcony.
Balcony of the Opera House
Naturally, she visited with the folks at the counter, who suggested she stop at the Alpha Cafe.  So she walked (was carried) down the street to the cafe/tavern.

She made her way to the back of the cafe where she found an old fashioned lunch counter.
Priscilla with Lipton Tea
Friendly Priscilla visited with the owner's mother, who shared the history of the bar.  Her father was a partner in the business, but eventually bought out the other owners.  The bank next to them wanted to enlarge and bought the building.  They moved the back bar, which was built in 1893 by Brunswick Balke Collender Company of Cincinnati, across the street to the new location.  
The carved white oak back bar is 24 feet long.  Only three back bars of this size were built by the Cincinnati company.  One burnt and the other is in Arizona.  

We talked about tea and she told me about the new tea room that had just opened in town, LouAnn's Tea sPot.

So another chapter in the Priscilla saga is finished.

Sips and Smiles,


La Tea Dah said...

I love how you (Teresa) and our traveling teapot are so interested in the history and lore of wherever you are. This was a great post! What a beautiful bar!

I wonder "where" in Arizona the other bar of this size is? It reminds me of one seen in Tombstone.

Great post! Thanks, Teresa.

Marilyn said...

A beautiful bar for another visit with this special little teapot. Oh the stories she can hold in her memories.

Sparkly Engineer said...

I am jealous of a teapot. I want to go to the space museum too

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Cute...What fun she has been having this month!