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Quincy Street: 1906

Quincy Street: 1906

Circa 1906. "Quincy Street -- Hancock, Michigan." In the copper country of the Upper Peninsula. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

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The gutter.

Check out the new gutters on the sidewalk. I think that is the most impressive thing in this picture. Not bad for 1906.

The sharply dressed fellow in the window

On the second floor on the right under Loan Association would never have imagined that 107 years later he'd still be looking out the same window!

Two levels of banking

If I am reading the signs correctly, it's First National Bank on the main floor, plus Northern Michigan Building & Loan Association on the second floor. They probably weren't that competitive back then, but it's a little strange to have two financial businesses situated so closely.

Does that place have a bank dick?

A little before WC Fields. However, if the bank on the right side of the street was robbed about that time, I think we can put the finger on the guy on the left side thinking about it.

Much the same

107 years later, and things look much the same. The spires and awnings are gone, and there are fewer wires criss-crossing the sky, but most of the buildings are still more or less intact.

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