Old and New Photo

by Laurel | January 13th, 2012

Old View, From City Hall Tower, Looking Southwest

Old View, From City Hall Tower, Looking Southwest

Lawrence Grammar School is to the left, center, unsure of date.

Looking Southwest, From City Hall Tower, 1920's

Looking Southwest, From City Hall Tower, 1920's

Building dead center is Tilley Furniture Company.

For a point of reference between the two images, look at the horizon — the shape of the hills in the distance show it is almost the same viewpoint.

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