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A vacant brick commercial building on Market Street in the small town of Nappanee, Indiana. It is the former Martin Do It Best Hardware Store.


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Martin Hardware

This beautiful old commercial building is on Market Street (US-6) in the small town of Nappanee, Indiana. It now sits vacant, but was formerly the home of a store called Martin's Do It Best Hardware.

The object sitting on the sidewalk in front of the building is a large fiberglass apple. There are others like it, each painted differently, all over Nappanee.

Many cities and towns have done public art projects like this. Identical fiberglass statues of an animal are given to local artists to decorate. Local businesses pay for them, and the completed animals are displayed in front of the sponsoring businesses.

In most places, an animal, like a bull or a horse is used. Nappanee used apples, the only fruit that I have seen.





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Fine art photographer christopher crawford holding a framed photograph of a carnival ride called the zipper

This is an 11x14 print of The Zipper carnival ride,
matted and framed for a collector in New York who had purchased it.



Framed photograph of a red barn with a basketball hoop


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