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Front Street: Then and Now

Posted by
Kathe (Marquette, Michigan, United States) on 1 March 2010 in Cityscape & Urban.

A friend found the postcard (top image) in an antique shop in Chicago and sent it to me (thanks, S!). I was able to locate the image online, and learned it was taken in 1940. The bottom image is a similar photo I shot on May 4, 2008. Both the postcard and my photo show Marquette's Front Street (from about Main Street to Ridge Street - or, for those familiar with the area, the Vierling Restaurant to Landmark Inn).

As you can see, Marquette has preserved much of its historic buildings. I received the postcard this morning, right after I - ironically - learned that Marquette had been named the winner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's "2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations 'Fan Favorite' award".

Sarala from Chicago, United States

Well done.

1 Mar 2010 8:16pm

@Sarala: Thanks (again), S. :^)

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Nice shot! I like old pictures very much.

10 Mar 2010 2:38pm

@Albert Manso: Thank you, Albert.