H Street, Arcata, c. 1913

H Street Arcata, c. 1913

It is very worth your while to keep clicking on this photo to enlarge.

There are business signs and people, as well as a  couple of horse and buggy combinations,  further up the street that are difficult to see in the smaller image. 


4 Responses to H Street, Arcata, c. 1913

  1. AJ says:

    Hmmm, Wikipedia states “ground was broken for the building of the (Minor) theater on April 2, 1914.”

    If this photo is from 1913, are we seeing a former building that looks remarkably like the Minor Theater, is the photo’s date incorrect, or is Wikipedia incorrect? Or perhaps only renovation of the building began in April. But then, what are all those boards in front of the entryway, and the rubbish in the street?

    The building already has the name Minor at the top, so it appears to be the original Minor Theater building.

  2. AJ says:

    Also, I’m curious about some of those smudges… so perfectly placed over the furthest telephone poles, windows and roofs. If almost look like a child was using the scene as a crude coloring book.

    This is a timely post because I’m taking my daughter to Tin Can Mailman today. Telling a kid this building used to be a bank is one thing. Seeing it is another. Likewise, we recently began reading Shorpy’s Blog together every day.

    • Lynette M says:

      Hey there,
      I’m glad to hear about the good timing re: Tin Can and I LOVE that Shorpy’s Blog. Wow.
      I think my next post will just be a referral -what a great resource. Thanks for sharing.

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