A walk around brewster – First National Bank of Brewster

According to Wikipedia:

The First National Bank of Brewster building, later Southeast Town Hall, is located on Main Street (US 6) next to the train station in Brewster, New York, United States. It is a brick Queen Anne-style building constructed in 1886 currently used as offices for the Town of Southeast, of which Brewster is part.

The bank itself closed in 1964. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 in recognition of its intact style and its place in the village’s history.

The First National Bank was incorporated in 1875 following rapid post-Civil War growth of the village of Brewster and its neighboring areas. It grew successful enough that by 1886 it could afford the current building, whose Queen Anne stylings also incorporate the rounded windows of the also-popular Richardsonian Romanesque style. The bank was purposely located next to the rail depot, the source of much of the prosperity it had helped to finance.

The building was never substantially altered for much of the bank’s occupancy, save the addition on the west in 1950. When it closed in 1964, the Town of Southeast, in which Brewster is located, was quick to move in from the old Town Hall down the street. The supervisor and town clerk worked there until the construction of the current Town Hall on NY 22, north of the village. The building, parking, planning and code-enforcement departments are still housed in the old bank.

Taken with a Nikon N6006 and Nikon 50mm f1.8

A walk around brewster – Wells Park – Water feature

Apparently Wells Park was renovated in 2016. According to the Putnam Daily Voice:

Wells Park features more than 11 acres of green space. The Village of Brewster has a 25 year lease.

Improvements include a renovated pavilion and restrooms, barbecue grills, picnic tables, playgrounds, a multi-purpose field with a stage at one end and tiered seating at the other, tennis courts and three play areas.

This shot is of what appears to be a water park of some kind with fountains etc. that kids can play in. Kids are playing on the swings in the background.

Taken with a Nikon N6006 and Nikon 50mm f1.8