Wandering around Downtown Wellington, February 2020
February 23, 2020
Last Sunday I drove to the first town south of Oberlin. Wellington’s history is unlike Oberlin’s in many ways. Most especially, it is not a college town but a town with an important role in a farm-related business: cheese making. Murals on downtown buildings depict Wellington’s past, and the town’s big old Victorian houses reflect the prosperity of some of its early citizens. Another thing that sets Wellington apart is that Archibald Willard worked in Wellington and is buried there. You may not know his name, but you may be familiar with Willard’s painting (or its take-offs) called The Spirit of ’76. Wellington has a few more-prosaic distinctions, too, as you’ll see below. Then, of course, I found some things I just plain like. Or make that, some plain things I just like.
4 Mr. Crosier’s cheese-factory building still stands, now housing a yoga studio.