Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hobart Then and Now: Second and Center, SW Corner

1881 and 2011

(Click on image to enlarge)
Top image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

The caption of the 1881 photo, on display at the Hobart Historical Society Museum, reads:

The John Gordon House

This picture was taken in the summer of 1881. Mrs. J.M. Gordon is on the porch. (Dr.) E.R. Gordon, 4 years old, is on her right. Ten-year-old Frederick W. Gordon is standing by the gate. Mr. Gordon, Hobart's first druggist, built this home in 1872. (Now the parking lot for Edward's)"
I gather that Edward's has likewise passed into history. And I don't know whether the house faced Center or Second Street. But it doesn't really matter.

Too bad the 1881 photographer didn't know how to focus a camera.

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