October 27, 2006

Walking On Down The Road

My October 23 post of downtown Hastings featured a couple of buildings from the north side of the main road in their downtown. Today's photo is again from the north side of the road, but it shows different uniquely repainted buildings. I've found a photo from the early 1900's that shows today's photo and my Oct 23 of what this stretch of buildings once looked like over 100 years ago.

The Emporium is what is there today and is now home to many things, antiques, home decor, consinement shop and an art gallery. I did a quick search on google to see if I could find out what the building was in it's past but only found it was a beauty school at one time. It has J. G. Mertz & Son built into the top of the building. My guess is it was not originally a beauty school.


Olivier said...

j'aime bien ces vieilles boutiques. et merci pour la photo des annees 1900.

I like these old shops. and thank you for the photograph for the years 1900.

Kate said...

Clever of you to find the old photos and most interesting! I like the close-up of this particular building. Good shot!

Ryan said...

Thanks for the tour. I remember a lot of towns in Minnesota having a similar look to their main street.

Curly said...

Things don't seem to have changed much over the years Slinger, the view reminds me a little of the towns seen in the western films when I was a kid.