Monday, July 11, 2011
The View From Broadway Feed & Pet Supply Then and Now
Since my blog pal and fellow ex-Lorainite Randall Chet of Octane Inc. left me a comment that he's enjoying these summer of 1986 then-and-now photos, I'm going to keep them going for a little while! (Special thanks to the unknown photographer and the owner of the photos for providing all these great 1986 images.)
Here's another one (above) looking north from the vantage point of Broadway Feed & Pet Supply, a great old store that was located at 1605 Broadway. It was another one of my central Lorain Saturday morning stops (along with Bob's Donuts and First Federal Savings) usually to buy my father some niger thistle bird seed for his feeder. It sure was an interesting place – and I hated to see it close.
Off in the distance you can see the former Mister S restaurant (which by the time this photo was taken had only been Gyro House for a year or so) as well as LaGana's, the big red brick building on the left far off in the distance.
Here's the shot from this weekend.
In 2011, Gyro House is now Gyros and More, and LaGana's is now Auto Color & Equipment. Off in the distance Broadway dips to the left because of the Frank Nardini Underpass. The Route 57 sign is moved out a little north, and the weeds are still a-sprouting from the curve.