Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hobart Then and Now: SW Corner of Third and East

Circa 1930 and 2011


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

Someone must have cared for that little house, to take a picture of it in all its plainness, don't you think? And the little house definitely is the star of this picture. Not the Ballantyne Repair Shop next door, nor the Scholler Blacksmiths, and certainly not the massive two-story brick building with the bay windows.

I left the image fairly large so you can see some of the details better. Notice the tricycle by the front porch, the milk bottles on the back porch, the little boy on the back steps, and the beautiful lace-curtained window of the house behind the corner house. And the sign: "School children cross here. Drive carefully."

Now it's a parking lot. Well, we need those, I suppose.


Janice said...

Looks like a "Boo Radley" type of house. . .Yes parking lots can come in very handy but I like the trees. . .and I love these then and now photos.

Ainsworthiana said...

Glad you like them; I like doing them!