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After a dreary, overcast start, the sun emerges in the evening, illuminating the Ironton Bridge and skyline.

The view warrants a stroll through the Iron City.

Starting at the farmer's market grounds, where summer concerts and events are frequently hosted, the faint sound of church bells permeates the post-storm silence.

In the warmth of the sunlight, people begin emerge and carry on the errands that were postponed by the earlier downpours.

The trek from 2nd Street to the Lawrence County Courthouse on South 5th Street takes less than 10 minutes.

On site, orange construction fencing blocks the front stairs, framing the dome and the dozers below.

The stoic courthouse building, constructed in 1908, serves as Lawrence County's county seat. The courthouse grounds are home to two World War I cannons and a tiny iron furnace that honors the city's industrial beginnings.

Trekking back toward the farmer's market, a brief detour affords a chance to see some of the city's historic storefronts and signage, such as Iron City Hardware on South 3rd Street and the fountain beside The Vault Market.

Back at the riverfront, Melini Cucina Italian Restaurant prepares for the dinner crowd.


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