December 5, 2008

Looking south on Main Street in 1923


This is from the library's collection. Click on the picture to see the whole thing. Pretty cool, eh?
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6 comments:

Frank said...

Extremely cool. Love those old Bristol pictures.

Anonymous said...

Too bad we didn't have the foresight to keep it looking like that!

Anonymous said...

Any old picture of Bristol is usually of Main st. They were proud of Main st back then, almost knew they had somthing special.

Why was it torn down again?

Democrats @ work said...

Why was it torn down again?

December 6, 2008 11:57 AM
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To improve it .....

Anonymous said...

Some of ther stuff on main street really needed to be torn down. Some still does.

Anonymous said...

What's particularly interesting about the full photograph (which you can see if you click on the picture) is that it appears to have been taken prior to the construction of the Lorraine Building, perhaps the best example of Art Deco architecture in Bristol. The Bristol National Bank building (now home to the Chamber of Commerce) and the two buildings to its right remain largely intact. The next building in line must have been torn down in order to accommodate the Lorraine Building.