Category Archives: Main Street USA

City Hall, Another Main Street

There is a new City Hall here replacing this one. But that’s not the story of ‘Main Street’. It is the entire street, and economy around it.

City Hall, Another Main Street
City Hall, Another Main Street

Metal fence blocks the street, it’s busy, but it’s cars passing through going somewhere else.

City Hall, Another Main Street
City Hall, Another Main Street

I chose to photograph this since the towns most famous resident just may run for US president after this election.

City Hall, Another Main Street
City Hall, Another Main Street

I wonder if she drives through the old main street on any visits home.

City Hall, Another Main Street
City Hall, Another Main Street

Walk Around Old ‘Main Street’

This is not something we can blame on a lock down, or any one thing at all.

Walk Around Old 'Main Street'
Walk Around Old ‘Main Street’

There are some that have, more that do not. It’s becoming more obvious as time goes on.

Walk Around Old 'Main Street'
Walk Around Old ‘Main Street’

That’s as political as this site gets.

Walk Around Old 'Main Street'
Walk Around Old ‘Main Street’
Walk Around Old 'Main Street'
Walk Around Old ‘Main Street’
Walk Around Old 'Main Street'
Walk Around Old ‘Main Street’
Walk Around Old 'Main Street'
Walk Around Old ‘Main Street’

Photographs of another small town ‘main street’ that doesn’t really exist any longer.

 

A Barber Shop, Main Street USA

A bit rough around the edges yet I bet this is the place to find out what really is happening here.

A Barber Shop, Main Street USA
A Barber Shop, Main Street USA

When younger in NYC I went to a friends shop, on 5th avenue, and had my hair cut. I also had my wallet emptied. It was a hair cut, nothing more.

Later in life I went to a small town barber. He was 300 years old, gave me his ‘regular’, and it was again a hair cut. I left with money in my pocket, had much more interesting conversations, I even got to read the original Life Magazines from the 1950’s he still had on the table.

A Barber Shop, Main Street USA
A Barber Shop, Main Street USA

There is something important here that will probably be lost soon.

A Barber Shop, Main Street USA
A Barber Shop, Main Street USA

 

From The Past

A few of the old independent 5 & 10’s still hang on. Though I’m sure the prices have changed a bit.

From The Past
From The Past

In my NYC neighborhood we had both Woolworth’s and Kresge to roam through.

From The Past
From The Past

The windows were covered for the most part but a hand written sign had the hours of operation. Sunday is the best time to shoot in these towns so everything was closed. It also means few people or cars in the shots.

From The Past
From The Past

I don’t think there was a big selection inside.

 

Found Exploring

What was once an extraordinary house, in a South Carolina small town. It still is, just needs a little work.

Driving by it was like a magnet.  Was the Pigeons in the window?

Found Exploring
Found Exploring

First and second floors were occupied, maybe even part of the top.

Found Exploring
Found Exploring

I take that back, the upstairs was definitely occupied.

Found Exploring
Found Exploring

The last thing that caught my eye, and demanded we stop and explore was the guardian.

Found Exploring
Found Exploring

A gargoyle watched over the unkept hedges, protecting anything inside the fence.

Click an image to view it full size. There was a lot going on here.

TV Repair Shop, Not Seen This Sign In Years

That big Zenith repair sign is a flash back to my youth.

TV Repair Shop, Not Seen This Sign In Years
TV Repair Shop, Not Seen This Sign In Years

They were the inventor of remote control, started out in the 1920’s making radios.

As expected long gone since 1999, though a small newer ‘Zenith’ does work in digital management now.

TV Repair Shop, Not Seen This Sign In Years
TV Repair Shop, Not Seen This Sign In Years

That sign, or a similar one, was in thousands of retail windows around the world.

Painted Ad (Ghost Sign)

An almost ghost sign. The product, building, and everything else was exactly right. The paint had been refreshed so it’s technically not a ghost sign which would be a faded old paint job.

It’s still cool.

Painted Ad
Painted Ad

Both images have been finished and had a touch up to keep with the old look and feel.

Painted Ad
Painted Ad