Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Broadway Then & Now
On the same day that I shot the photo of Fligner's, I thought that as long as I was in the neighborhood, I might as well get another 'then and now' in the bag. ( I was already freezing anyway and my shoes were caked with snow.)
The view above is looking north at the corner of Broadway at Twentieth Street, and as usual, the 1960's 'then' photo is from the Images of America Lorain book.
In the vintage photo, you can see First Federal Savings of Lorain, the VL Cinema and an empty Elliot's Drugs. For years, I went into the First Federal branch every Saturday morning, part of my weekly march down Broadway that included Bob's Donuts nearby.
And here's the 'now' shot, from last Sunday.