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Shoe Hospital: 1920

Shoe Hospital: 1920

Circa 1920, another look at Main Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. Where the Shoe Hospital and Five Cents Savings Bank are mere steps apart. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Cop on the Beat

Love how you can see the cop swinging his club as he walks. Mind the horse droppings as you cross the street! And you have to wonder what's playing across the street at Loew's Bijou.

Deposit Time

I noticed Chief of Police Jones escorting his wife to the bank to make her five cent deposit -- chivalry lives!

Fall River Bijou & First Baptist Church

The Bijou theater (162 N Main St) was built in 1904 and was partially demolished in 1933.

In the back of this photo, you can see the old steeple that used to be on the top of the First Baptist Church of Fall River. The church still stands, but the steeple is long gone.

Tiny stop sign

I love the tiny "Cars stop here" sign on top of the cable car wires. Were drivers actually supposed to see that?

["Cars" means streetcars. - Dave]

Bank and North Main

The Five Cents Savings Bank was the ancestor of today's BankFive.

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