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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE CITY OF RUINS AND ROSES, c. 1930

Eagle Fruit Store: 1942

Eagle Fruit Store: 1942

Eagle Fruit Store and Capital Hotel at 10th and P, Lincoln, Nebraska. 1942. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon. View full size.

 

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This is indeed the corner of 10th and P Streets looking east. As noted by Lincolnite, Boomer's Printing now occupies the corner where the Eagle Fruit Store was in 1942. The earlier building was razed and replaced by a Trailways bus station which was subsequently replaced by Boomer's. This is the same view from the same perspective taken on March 23, 2010. It's difficult to see, but the Capital Hotel building is still visible as is the square white ornamentation on its corner which can be seen just above the green overhang in the 1942 view (it's obscured by trees in the 2010 shot).

10th & P

Boomer's Printing Company is currently at 10th & P Street. Bottom left corner of the satellite aerial. The hotel was probably "Hotel Capitol" and not "Capital" since Lincoln is the capitol (ol ending) city of Nebraska. The hotel has been renovated and is now condominiums. Wish I could see the front of the old coffee shop, too!

[Lincoln is the capital (ending in -al) of Nebraska. Capitol (ending in -ol) is the big building in the capital city where all the lawmakers meet. The hotel is the Capital (below). - Dave]

Eagle Fruit Store

What is the intersection? What is there now? It would be interesting to see a "then and now" contrast.

[The intersection seems to be 10th and P. In the back you can see the Hotel Capital, which is still there, at the top left of the satellite photo below. - Dave]

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i sure enjoyed this site. my daughter sent it to me. i am 73 so i really like looking at it. sami

Rode hard, put away wet

The car on the right is a 1938 Studebaker -- the headlights are the "datestamp" -- looks like it's been a tough four years.

 
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