great pic. Looks about the same now, at least in this chilly night shot – though those big trees on the left are mostly gone (and recently replanted), I do believe.
Ah, you’re right, Bullwinkle, the big trees have been replaced.
Unfortunately, the small building in the background on the left side of the street beyond the trees was torn down by the city in the late 1980’s. You can see it clearly if you look at the full-size image in the Flicker site.
The brightly lit building (in this photo) was an identical twin of the small “Rib Town” art-deco Mediterranean-style commercial structure which still stands across the street at Jefferson and Clay/22nd. I remember when it was a corner store (yes, cigs, quarts & rolling papers, but at least it was still standing.)
The curb cuts are still there in the sidewalk at that little triangle park with the ok-corral split rail fence. Over-zealous city hall urban revitalizers and the Better Housing Coalition though it made better sense to tear-down that little jewel of a structure for a wee-park (across the street from an existing much grander Jefferson Park.) The BHC though the wee-park would make a nice “gateway” to their new construction on Jeff. Ave. There was no community involvement in this demolition, just wosh, one day here, the next day gone. Tsk, tsk.
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