FiND iT FREDERiCK Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 48

An easy, and mostly level, city stroll invites visitors to Downtown Frederick’s energetic mix of historical sites, architecture, brick sidewalks, hip eateries and specialty shops. Along Patrick Street in the heart of downtown, everything from vintage clothing shops, kitschy boutiques, and scrumptious restaurants to the city’s theatre district coexist peacefully with the reconstructed home of local Civil War heroine Barbara Fritchie, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the original 1910 all-in-one trolley depot. To the east lies the Fairgrounds where the famous, or infamous Great Frederick Fair resides every September, and to the west, “The Golden Mile” bustles with shopping centers, chain hotels and a variety of restaurants. While shopping and dining abound all along Patrick Street, visitors should be sure to look up and around! The street features several public art installations and many of the buildings still have their original signage and architectural interest. Sitting on a sidewalk patio enjoying an iced coffee while imagining a horse tethered to a hitching post more than 180 years ago make Patrick Street an eclectic menagerie of history and modernity. It’s a special place that can cradle its history and yet still embrace new and exciting growth. // Melissa Howes-Vitek DowntownFrederick.org An easy, and mostly level, city stroll invites visitors to Downtown Frederick’s energetic mix of historical sites, architecture, brick sidewalks, hip eateries and specialty shops. Along Patrick Street in the heart of downtown, everything from vintage clothing shops, kitschy boutiqu ̰)͍յѥ́ɕхɅ́ѼѡéѡɔɥЁЁձݥѠѡɕՍѕ) ٥]ȁɽ ɉɄɥэѡ9ѥ5͕մ ٥]ȁ5)ѡɥɽ䁑иQѡЁ́ѡɝɽչ́ݡɔѡ̰)ȁ́ɕЁɕɥȁɕٕͥ́MѕȰѼѡݕаqQ5t)ѱ́ݥѠ͡ѕ̰ѕ́مɥ䁽ɕхɅ̸)]͡չAɥMɕа٥ͥѽ́͡ձɔѼ)ɽչQɕЁɕ͕ٕ́ɅՉЁхѥ́䁽ѡե́ѥٔ)ѡȁɥͥɍѕɅѕɕи)Mѥͥ݅ѥ她ݡ͔ѕѡɕѼэ)Ёɔѡ啅́AɥMɕЁѥɥѽ䁅ɹ)%ӊéѡЁɅ́ѽ䁅ЁѥɅ܁፥ѥɽѠ(5̈́!ݕ̵Yѕ)ݹѽݹɕɥ