Ya’ll the weather has been perfect for sitting out on the Sulphur Springs square in the evening. Mike and I have made it a part of our regular weeknight routine. Archie enjoys it, and so do we! We walk, meet people, drink coffee and enjoy the amazing views! We kind of consider it our own backyard.
My nephew and I recently had dinner at a restaurant on the square and then sat and walked around the square. The weird thing is no one else but us and a few out-of-towners were there (we know this because of their phone conversations and FaceTime). Where is everyone?
If you haven’t been downtown in a bit, there is a lot going on! The Alcove got a facelift and a bit of inside reno before it opened. The Grub House is open and tasty. Redneck has expanded (it is gorgeous). Burgerland is open and staying busy. The Sellers’ building is finished. The building that houses Edward D. Jones is getting an update. A few weeks back, Mike and I watched two men carefully remove the veneer that had been placed over the original brick exterior many years ago.
Before it was Celebration Plaza and before it was Heritage Square, it was the center of commerce for Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County. The dirt square hosted horses and wagons, festivals and gatherings of all types. Although stores have come and gone, buildings have burned, and the streets paved (thank goodness), the watchful eye of the Hopkins County Courthouse has been permanent.
I hope you enjoy seeing these old postcards of the square.