This image adds a little information to an earlier image of a history reenactment. We know the stagecoach drivers were Pete Mohr and George Lage and the photo was taken in June, 1929. Now we know this was during a "history parade" and John Gerdes and Mrs. Sam Bartmess are among the reenactors. As an added bonus, notice the damaged roof in the background? We know the Fashion Garage burned in 1929, so this must have been taken before they could remove the burnt remains.
The photo is taken on Second Street, and you can see the Sheppard's building in the background.
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What ever happened to that stage coach? Wouldn't that be a prize to be had by the museum.
Taking a good look at the people I can identify one definitely and am quite certain about the other one. The 7th one, wide brim hat, in what looks like of like an Indian design coat/cape I think in Arline (Winchell) Moore. Hard to vision something like this without her in it. The lady who just has her head showing between the one with the striped dress and the one with the sunbonnet is Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Mohr) Kingdon. She was the wife of Forrest Kingdon and the daughter of John and Susie Mohr. She would be a cousin of the driver Pete.
Nellie on 16th May 2019 @ 7:21am
So what is the half round thing in the middle of the street?
Jim Gray on 16th May 2019 @ 7:55am
Arthur, help me out on the location of this photograph. Best I can figure the photograph was taken from the intersection of 2nd and State street. The fire at the Fashion Garage occurred in late August, 1929, so I don't think this roof is damaged from anything more than neglect. I don't think the Fashion Garage roof appears in this picture. Help.
LMH on 16th May 2019 @ 8:37am
Seems like the Fashion Garage would have been east of Shepherds?
Here is a view of I think the same roof.
L.E. on 16th May 2019 @ 9:00am
I thought the roof was behind the Sheppard's roofline, but the roof in the fire engine image L.E. shared does look just like this. I guess it could be a decrepit building west of Sheppards.
Arthur on 16th May 2019 @ 10:33am
It would have been nice if the group could have smiled a little. The woman in the white shawl would have scared me to death!👀 she was probably very warm & just wanted to get the heck out of there.
Judy on 16th May 2019 @ 2:26pm
Looking at the Sanborn collection shows an interesting history of the building with the ratty roof. At least 35 years of service and not much building maintenance.
Jan. 1893 Sheet 1 - shows a carpenter shop in the building located about mid-block to the east.
Sept. 1902 Sheet 4 - show a plumbing shop on the corner of 2nd and State with the carpenter shop to the east.
June. 1905 Sheet 4 - same as Sept. 1902
June 1916 Sheet 6 - plumbing shop on the corner and smaller building to the east being used for pipe storage.
Nov. 1928 Sheet 7 - same as June 1916
Nov. 1928 + May 1942 - both plumbing shop and smaller building gone, replaced by gas and oil station.
Thanks to L.E. for posting photograph 698, that helped to solidify my thoughts. Thanks, Arthur for your help.
LMH on 16th May 2019 @ 11:57pm