Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Towering Mystery

It's still driving me crazy wondering where that photo said to be of the Neuman Dairy Farm was taken.

The fact that there's a transmission tower in the photo – and one very close to the road at that – really convinces me that the farm in the photo is not located at Oberlin Avenue and Meister. There just aren't any towers in that area.

Besides, those towers tend to stay in the same place once they're constructed. They just don't disappear or suddenly get relocated.

What do I think? I think the tower in the vintage photo is still around – and either at the intersection of Oberlin and Tower Boulevard or Leavitt Road and Tower Boulevard.

Here's a look at each. Below is the intersection of Oberlin and Tower.

And here is the one at Leavitt Road and Tower (below).

Now, if the vintage photo really is of Leavitt Road, you might ask, "Okay, where's the tower off in the distance?" I already thought of that – and my answer is: it's hidden perfectly by that shade-providing tree!

What do you think?


Drew Penfield said...

I think you have a good point about the second tower being hidden by the tree. If you look closely you can faintly see the wires from the tower going in that direction, right toward the tree. Now if you can determine whose farm was at Leavitt and Tower and then find another photo of it, or an aerial photo, you may have a definitive answer!

Fowl Ideas said...

Is that an Applebees on the left?

Dan Brady said...

It sure is!