Check out this great photo of the Powers Building from 1968. Notice the workmen up on the ledge of the Mansard roof. Down at street level a shiny new, streamlined façade as been awkwardly forced on top of this 1869 building…
On the far right is a pit where the Elwood Building has just been demolished to make way for the Crossroads Building. The vaults under State Street are left temporarily exposed by the void.
Oh, and I love the old telephone booths on Main Street. You don’t see those much anymore.
Click the photo for a much larger view. And leave a comment below if you notice anything I missed. Happy Fun Foto Friday!
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