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Main Street: 1905

Main Street: 1905

Circa 1905. "Main Street -- Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Wheels

That's what bicycles were commonly called in those days. We'd laugh in the mid-50's when our elderly principal Miss Nina at Sanger Avenue Elementary in Waco, Texas would talk to us about how to ride our wheels safely and to park them properly in the wheel rack the school provided. She called windows "window lights", too.

Dime for a Shine

I'm guessing that is a covered shoe shine stand on N. 7th Street at the extreme left of the photo?

I was in the brick building just beyond it a couple weeks back. It now houses an Irish Pub called Siamsa.

Some Similarities

That's the Fulmer Hotel on your left in the original picture. We find ourselves at 7th and Main. The stone building has been expanded but retains much of the original features.

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