Welcome to West Prattsville. This is the oldest part of the town: as you can see, the city developed around Main Street, which in fact is also the principal route to the capital. As soon as you enter in the city from west (we're facing north now), on the left side of Main Street you meet the Fire Engine N°1 and the West Prattsville Public Library.
In the second block you'll find the City Hall which also serves as the main police station for the Sheriff's Department and finally, in the third block there is the Saint Martin Hospital, the only hospital of the Pitt County.
Pursuing Main Street, shortly before the Hampton Bridge you can see the Old Public School. It's the only building of the original Prattsville, and it has been rebuilt in the new one after the great fire of 1912.
A closer shot of West Main Street. From left to right: the Fire Engine, the Public Library, the City Hall and Saint Martin Hospital. Behind the City Hall, you can see the train station. The railway has been an important thing for the economy of Prattsville, but now it isn't used as before. On the right side of Main Street there are several shops but, even if this is the most important commercial zone of West Prattsville, other shops are located through the city.
The Old Public School. It's the only building which wasn't destroyed by the fire of 1912. When the townspeople decided to left the old Prattsville, they "dismantled" the school and brought it to the new town, putting it near the river on Main Street. It has been used until the 1960's, when the new school was built in the then-new residential area of Prattsville, in the south.
The north area of West Prattsville, also called Big Pines Terrace because of the closeness to the pine woods. This has been a wealthy residential area, studded with luxury mansions and powerful cars. But, during the last two years, many of the people who had a house here (especially rich managers from the capital) have been overwhelmed by the financial crisis and a lot of houses have been sold or simply abandoned.
Four wind turbines outside West Prattsville. On this side of the river, the town is supplied with the electricity which comes from the wind turbines, but on the east side there is a powerful gas power plant. The Pitt County also sells the excess electricity.
That's all for now. Next time we'll see how thing are going on the other side of the West River. See you soon.