Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Before. And After.

Old Picture The restaurant 33 West, at 33 West Loockerman Street, in Dover, has a picture hanging up of what the building it lives in looked like way back when.

I don't know exactly when, but before my time, the building held a drugstore, the Sun Ray Drug Company. There was a Singer store next door. Loockerman Street lacked trees. It looks freshly paved and has those new-fangled parking meters.

New PictureMany years later, the Singer store is gone. Street trees planted since those two young women posed on the corner above have prospered and now tower above the buildings. Concrete sidewalks have been replaced with brick. There are no more parking meters, but parking time is limited. The drugstore has been replaced by a popular Dover eatery.

I recommend the Turkey Burger.

2 comments:

Bob Hartman said...

I really enjoy comparisons like this. That's one of the reasons I love old postcard views so much.
Thanks for posting this!

Another old view of Loockerman.

Joe M said...

One of my favorite "before" series is in the Concord Mall on 202. Hard to believe that area used to be nothing but farms.

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