Monday, July 12, 2010

Lake Shore Electric Railway Then and Now Part 5

Here's a final 'then and now' shot to finish off this look at old photos of interurban train track shots from the Lake Shore Electric Railway book. This one is from Avon Lake. The caption reads, "The land adjacent to the LSE tracks consisted of grapes and dirt roads in 1902. This is Lake Road in Avon Lake, showing the development markers for Mull Road on the right and North Point Drive on the left."

The view is looking towards the east.

Here is how the same view looks today from a couple of weeks ago. There's still a telephone phone next to Mull Road on the right. Unfortunately the pillars are long gone.

These kind of comparisons always fascinate me. The idea of a dirt Lake Road with farms and vineyards is hard to believe. The vintage shot reminds me of the scene in Back to the Future where Marty McFly hides the time machine near the entrance to his development!

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