Monday, November 23, 2009

Hobart Then and Now: Main Street, West Side

Post-1907 and 2009

Main Street West 1907
Main Street West 2009
(Click on images to enlarge)

We're on Main Street, looking at the west side, facing south from a point slightly north of Third Street

The postcard has been used but somehow escaped a postmark. Although the Strattan building (the big yellow building) was built in 1870, the superstructure on its roof did not exist before 1907.

There is a "Strattan Opera House" sign at the top of the corner fa├žade. The Strattan Opera House closed around 1916, so we can tentatively date this image between 1907 and 1916, but that's assuming the sign was removed when the Opera House closed.

Source: Elin B. Christianson. Hobart's Historic Buildings. Hobart: Hobart Historical Society, 2002.

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