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Then & Now: North Park Street 1910

North Park Street 1910

It might not be immediately obvious just exactly where this Then & Now is focused, because every building in this 1910 view has been replaced or reconfigured in the last century.

The two large structures in the center background both burned in 1944; the two on the right were removed when the City Municipal Building was placed in the mid-1970s.

The cannon in the foreground moved across the Square into the front lawn of the county courthouse.

Opera House 1910

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The photo itself is not too difficult to date because there is a huge sign front and center advertising an appearance at the Memorial Opera House of “The Ideals,” who turned out to be Mostly Pretty Girls.

Then & Now: N. Park Street 1910

Timothy Brian McKee is a featured columnist on our site every Saturday with a column titled Native SonEvery Tuesday, he taps into his knowledge and collection of historical photos and bring us Then & Now, a brief glance at the way things were.