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Golden Era: 1908

Golden Era: 1908

Circa 1908. "North Adams, Massachusetts -- Church Street." Let's meet under the elm tree. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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I would love to get a chance to walk that street back then and tour the insides of the homes. Lovely!!

No cars, but maybe not so nice

You might note the dark clumpy substance in the middle of the street. Without cars, there is a lot more of that.

Manse and Boy

The brick building on the left is known as the Blackinton Mansion, after the factory owner who built it in the late 1800's, and houses the North Adams public library.

Looks like the same house on the left

Unfortunately, most of Church Street is not recorded on streetview but this is probably it. House and street on the right side of the frame matches as well. Hitching posts replaced by parking meters.

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Our streets

How nice our streets would be now without cars parked on each side.

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