Plaintalker II is the successor to Plainfield Plaintalker, a hyperlocal blog about Plainfield, New Jersey.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
House Tour, Procession Cross Paths
Fine weather Sunday benefited both the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District House Tour and a religious procession from Library Park to St. Mary's R.C. Church.
Parishioners carried flags of their homelands and images of the Virgen de Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas.
Tour goers lined up at a Madison Avenue home to buy tickets and get maps.
As the faithful marched, the district's streets began to fill up with visitors interested in the district's eclectic architecture and holiday decorations.
Along the way, marchers stopped for prayers.
The opulence of the Victorian era contrasted with the simple faith of the marchers, who will hold another procession on Dec. 11, from 10:30 p.m. to midnight, when the Feast of the Virgen de Guadalupe will be observed.
I have been reporting on Plainfield for more than 30 years, first at the Plainfield Today weekly, then at the Courier News and after retirement on the Plainfield Plaintalker blog and its successor, Plaintalker II.
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