Tuesday, January 3, 2012

RECAP: Rugby, TN

For Christmas, my husband and I spent a few days visiting his parents at their home in historic Rugby, Tennessee. The town has been restored to resemble the original village that was established in 1880 by English author Thomas Hughes. Hughes' vision of Rugby was a utopian, agricultural society for those seeking a new start in America. Today, those ideals can been seen in the form of the picturesque Victorian Gothic homes and buildings. Some of the original structures that have been restored include the Christ Church Episcopal, the Rugby School and the Thomas Hughes Library. My favorite attraction, however, has always been the "Rugby Printing Works" print shop.

The print shop is not a restored structure, but was brought in from a nearby town to represent the original. It was closed for the holidays, but I got a chance to peek in the windows and wanted to share it's recent facelift.

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