Dale Rosenkranz shot the vintage photo in August 1976. Its caption on the Amherst Historic Research Group Facebook identified the photo as showing “the construction on the bridge over Route 2 on North Lake, looking south.” It also noted that the George Small farm barn could be seen off in the distance.
I remember riding my bike across the highway here with my high school buddies in the early 1970s. There was nothing out there but farms.
Today, the same area is virtually unrecognizable with the highway overpass and all of the nearby commercial development, including the Cleveland Clinic and the Deerfield Crossing shopping center.
While I couldn’t duplicate the view exactly, here’s my “now” shot.