I saw this postcard on Ebay and didn't immediately recognize the homes, although I get stopped at the traffic light at this intersection several times a week. (The 1924 tornado-battered homes in the photo face south towards Victory Park, across West Erie Avenue.)
When I drove over there to snap the 'today' shot (below), I was surprised to see that almost all of the homes in the vintage postcard seem to still be there, with the exception of the sad home on the left. Unfortunately, I couldn't quite capture the exact same angle of the postcard.
I briefly considered asking the person whose driveway I was standing in if I could please shoot from one of their upstairs windows – but I figured there are enough people out there already who probably think I'm a nut.
The postcard is kind of interesting in that the photographer is A. B. Reinhart. Usually when you see a Lorain Tornado photo, it seems to be one from well-known local photographer Rudy Moc, who produced a souvenir book of the disaster. The Lorain Public Library has several copies of it in its local history section.