October 28, 2006

On The South Side

The last daily photo here was of downtown Hastings, the buildings on the north side of the road. Today I am posting a photo of the buildings on the south side of the road. They are a bit different in looks, as they almost all have a uniform height to them. There is a gap at the end of the block where the buildings are lower, but looking at a photo of this section of road in the early 1900's, there were two more buildings there that were the same height. Not sure why they were taken down, perhaps fire or structure problems from their age.

One thing I've noticed between today's photo and the photo from the early 1900's is the street lamps. They have been updated as they now have two lamps per pole, but they look to be the exact same shape as the original light fixture. Nice touch.


Kate said...

I've enjoyed all three photos of Hastings. Small town USA personified in the very best way!

Steve Cuddihy said...

Thanks! Hastings is one of my favorite towns to visit, there is just so much to look at.

Olivier said...

merci pour cette serie. on devrait interdire les voitures pour que cette rue garde son authenticité

thank you for this series. one should prohibit the cars so that this street keeps its authenticity