I wish this were in better shape. It's a very early view down Second Street showing the site of our 1920 city hall quite a few years before it was constructed. The image says 1902 on the front and 1908 on the rear. I suspect 1908 is closer to truth because of the two automobiles in view. I don't think it can be any later because it doesn't appear to include the Hall Building on the SW corner of Second and Oak.
According to the Sanborn maps we have a plumbing shop, cobbler, private residence and clothing store on the east side of Second Street. You can make out the Brosius Block on the NW corner of Second and Oak, as well as the water tank for the steam locomotives down by the tracks.
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I see two dogs in this one.
No laws about parking, some pulled in and others paralleled.
Too bad it wasn't taken earlier in the day when the sun wasn't waning in the west.
Charlott on 7th March 2017 @ 7:05am
A later building north of the water tank may help pin down the date of this picture.
Kenn on 7th March 2017 @ 7:33am
Sure seems to be a lot of activity!
Maybe this is the day two automobiles came to town in 1905, although people seem to not be paying much attention to them, so it must be a later date.
Is the white building at the bottom of the hill, on the right, the Gerdes Hotel?
L.E. on 7th March 2017 @ 10:17am
Not sure if we can see as far as the Gerdes Hotel. The 1902 Sanborn shows two saloons in that block (and one across the street). The 1905 map shows one has converted to soft drinks, and the other has become a restaurant. There is also a "Fruit and tobacco" shop. Across the street there is a cigar factory and wine room, which became a "club room" by 1905.
Arthur on 7th March 2017 @ 10:52am