There’s no postmark to provide the date, but I think that’s a mid-1950s Buick parked at the first meter.
I got home from work early last Thursday, so I headed over to Elyria to grab my now shot. Ely Park was full of people relaxing in the sun as I crossed the square towards the courthouse.
I couldn’t quite recreate the shot exactly, although I suspect the vintage postcard was also a late afternoon shot.
To see some really great vintage photographs and postcards of the Lorain County Court House (such as the 1909 postcard below in which the structure has its original dome), follow this link to courthouse history.com.