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Fred Lynch

Riverfront Park - then and now

Posted Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 12:00 AM

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Riverfront Park had a different meaning in 1956 as automobiles were parked on the cobblestones between the Mississippi River and Water Street in downtown Cape Girardeau. The photo was taken by G.D. Fronabarger. Below, the area is seen in December 2017 with the floodwall and amphitheater. Concrete has been added to fill in the missing cobblestones washed away by the river. Previous blog: Wharf parking to end

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  • When the city removed the cobblestone/limestone blocks and rails from Broadway, I was told the stones were dumped behind my dad's service station on North Main Street (at the time, Louie Brune, my dad's business partner, was the City Street Commissioner).

    -- Posted by Carol Kranawetter on Sun, Jan 14, 2018, at 3:14 PM