Monday, November 16, 2015

Seward Street from 6th to 5th.

Here is a neat old picture of the north side of the Seward, NE city square. Judging by the vehicles, my guess is that it was taken in the late ’20’s or early ’30’s. The building in the foreground was Ben Goehner’s hardware store. Brockhoff’s Drug store was a few doors to the east with Louis Brinkmeyer’s Pop Corn Wagon out in front. The Graff Clothing sign is visible further east. The Fred Goehner furniture store is on the corner of the next block east. While the facades of the buildings have changed considerably as have the businesses operating along this block, it is still the most frequently visited block in downtown Seward. The little “Keep Right” traffic sign in the middle of the Seward Street-6th Street (highway #15) intersection, has long since been replaced with an overhead traffic light. All  of the buildings in this block have gone through numerous tenants since this picture was taken. Elaine and I believe that the Et Cetera store at the east end of this block has been operating from that location, the longest of any in the block. 

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