Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Green Street in 1909

The library recently received this scan of a photograph of the 100 block of South Green Street, which was taken during the Grand Army of the Republic encampment held in Crawfordsville in May of 1909. On the far left stands the Elston Bank building. The Clipper Saloon, with the C covered by a banner, was owned by Albert Muhleisen. A cigar store Indian is visible in the storefront to the left of the saloon. Several temporary vendors' stands are also visible, hoping to capitalize on the visitors. If you look closely, you can see a "Hamberger" stand in the street in front of the bank (this bank building is occupied today by the restaurant "Grandma's Kitchen").

The library would like to thank Jane Lyle for sharing this historic image.

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