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.