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Fred Lynch

Downtown stores in 1951 flood

Posted Monday, June 29, 2015, at 12:00 AM

Temporary sidewalks leading to some of the stores on Main Street, between Independence and Themis, are shown in these July 1951 photos by G.D. Fronabarger.

Above, the stores include Penrod Barber Shop, Patmore & Co. general merchandise, Maier's Auto & Home Supply, Ross Young's clothing, Montgomery Ward, Bahn Brothers Hardware, Western Auto and Hutson Furniture.

Below, the stores include Franklin's women's clothing, Brokerage Department Store, Gately's Department Store, Schiff's Big Shoe Store, J.J. Newberry Co., J.C. Penney Co. and F.W. Woolworth Co.

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