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Beautiful Victorian Old Searsport Maine House Falling Apart Along US Route 1

An old, dilapidated Victorian house in Searsport, Maine.

I spotted this house as Rose and I were driving north on US Route 1 in Searsport, Maine towards Acadia National Park. I wish that I knew more about the history of this once beautiful home. It appears to be Victorian and probably built around the turn of the 20th century, or just before. It is completely dilapidated with a roof that is soon to cave in, a boarded up front door and a bright red unwelcoming sign. The land around it looks pristine, with flowing grass resembling a fresh meadow. It doesn’t appear as if anyone has touched the grounds around it (at least not yet this year).

Cook's Crossing in Searsport, Maine

The end of the month of May brings bright green colors and driving through Maine along the coast is a beautiful way to take in the scenery. It also brings up one of our favorite Maine foods…lobster rolls! As you drive north past Portland, Maine along US 1, you will come across many lobster roll stands along the road. Many of them look similar to a hotdog stand and some places are full out diners and restaurants. But there are quite a few as you head north to Acadia National Park (about a 5 hour drive from Portland, ME). If you happen to be making the same road trip in Maine along US 1 and you are near Searsport, ME, there is a very good restaurant and ice cream parlor called Cook’s Crossing that is located about one mile south of this house. Cook’s Crossing has crab rolls, lobster rolls, ice cream and more! The business is made from the original Searsport train station, which was relocated to the property. We highly recommend stopping here for a tasty meal if you happen to be passing through town!

An old Victorian house collapsing along US Route 1 in Searsport, Maine

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Candlelite Chicago Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar in Historic Rogers Park Neighborhood

Candlelite Chicago Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar in Rogers Park

Candlelite restaurant and sports bar is a restaurant in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago on the far north side near Evanston. Candlelite has been in business since 1950 and is known for their signature thin crust pizza recipe made with homemade dough and sauce. They are also well known for their garlic herb fries with feta cheese, a must try appetizer to any Chicago resident!

Candlelite is a business client of mine and I currently manage their social media sites, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. I also take all of the photos for the business and I shoot HD videos of customer testimonials and produce them into a nice and professional format, then upload them to YouTube (sample below). The YouTube videos are loaded with relevant title tags, descriptions and keywords so that they show up for a direct search of a business’s name and other relevant phrases related to the company or product.

One of more specific things that I do with my photography is by using it in digital marketing for other businesses. Digital marketing is a pretty broad term, so to define specifically what I do, I’m a professional photographer, video producer, graphic designer, SEO strategist, small business consultant and a social media manager. Quite a few hats to wear, but all of those skills weave together a nice package that includes photos, videos and website optimization for your business.

Candlelite is located at 7452 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60645. • (773) 465-0087


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Candlelite Chicago by Joey B. Lax-Salinas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.joeyblsphotography.com.