The downtown stretches for about two city blocks on either side of State Street, from Main Street to Lincoln. Here is the view from Main Street looking east. The DeMotte State Bank is on the right and it has a newer building. Almost everything else in the downtown is quite old.
Below is a view from Clay Street looking west. It shows the same buildings that you can see in the second picture of this post.
Looking east from the clock and the water fountain, here is the view of the south side of State Street. The most noticeable building is that of the Morocco Glass and Trim, a business that replaces automobile windows. It is not the sort of business you expect to find in a downtown.
Peoples Drug StoreSince there is no drug store there now and the sign looks recent, I assume that it recreates something of the past.
Everything to be found in an up to date drug store
Get the Peoples quality.
Rice grew up in various towns near Morocco, Indiana, on the Indiana-Illinois border, and considered Watseka, Illinois, his hometown. In 1912, as he played with a minor-league baseball team in Galesburg, Illinois, Rice's wife, two children, mother, siblings, and a farmhand were all killed in a tornado that swept through Morocco. Rice's father Charles eventually succumbed to his storm-related wounds.In the background you can see one of the two elevators in Morroco. (The other is smaller and seems to be defunct.) It is surprising to see an elevator here because it is not next to railroad tracks. However, it may have once had railroad tracks when the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad was in operation.
Facebook page, meets on Saturdays.
Old, decaying buildings give many opportunities for "artsy" photographs.
Little Indiana visited Morocco a while back and was not much impressed. See here and here for her account.
There is not a lot of information about Morocco on the Internet. A publication called the Morocco Times has a Facebook page, and does the town of Morocco. The Morocco Times has a web page of local links, of which the historical society site is the most interesting. Among other things, it has some very nice old maps.
Update April 26. The town of Morocco has a new website at http://www.townofmorocco.com/ .