The back of the vintage postcard reads, “OHIO’S LAKE ERIE VACATIONLAND, COLUMBUS AVENUE, SANDUSKY, OHIO. Columbus Ave., and downtown Sandusky facing the Bay. Main Street of the business section which offers a compact shopping district of up-to-date stores, markets and hotels.”
The postcard was published by Gainsborough Studio, Sandusky, Ohio and was “made direct from Kodachrome.” (We’re not going to read that on the back of a postcard anytime soon. Heck, we may never see a new postcard again, either.)
Anyway, here’s my “now" shot.
While many of the buildings on the east side of the street are the same in both photos, the former Lasalle's department store building is quite different. It was renovated in the 1990s to become the Erie County Office Building. (For a history of Lasalle's, including a great 1955 photo, click here to visit its page on the Erie County Historical Society website.)