Broad Street near William Street circa 1938

This view of Broad Street is looking north from William Street ,on the left, and Lafayette Street, on the right. The bus heading south was able to run on electric, like a trolley, or by an engine like a modern bus. The trolley tracks had already been removed and soon buses would run on gas or diesel, not electric. Broad Street had movie theaters, bowling, restaurants, dancing and all manner of commerce. The art deco building on the right of the photo burned down many years later on an icy winter day. This was a vibrant downtown. I enjoy collecting post cards or photos that may seem familiar at first glance , but upon closer examination are quite different from today. The fact that there are many familiar landmarks, actually provides a point of reference to spot the changes. IMG_2920

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