America's Most Beautiful Town Squares
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America's Most Beautiful Town Squares

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The best way to get to know small-town America is hanging out in the square.

Centerway Square, Corning, NY

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Corning got a makeover in 1989, when two blocks of asphalt street were replaced by a brick-paved pedestrian plaza with a covered stage for regular events, wrought-iron railings, and period street lamps. Treat yourself to a chocolate-chip-and-ricotta-cream cannoli from the Victorian-style Old World Café, and find a seat on a bench under a honey-locust tree facing the square’s 50-foot-tall restored clock tower.

America's Most Beautiful Town Squares

Centerway Square, Corning, NY

Corning got a makeover in 1989, when two blocks of asphalt street were replaced by a brick-paved pedestrian plaza with a covered stage for regular events, wrought-iron railings, and period street lamps. Treat yourself to a chocolate-chip-and-ricotta-cream cannoli from the Victorian-style Old World Café, and find a seat on a bench under a honey-locust tree facing the square’s 50-foot-tall restored clock tower.

© Philip Scalia / Alamy
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