Showing posts from 2015

Demorest's Paris

A search for the business address for Demorest, page 83 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection , led to a Street View visit to Paris. Here's where I started: And here's where Google Street View took me: 5 Rue Scribe was on the right, probably a shop on the first floor of Le Grande Hotel. ( Google Street View, June 2015 ) About a block down the Rue, one comes upon this most imposing building: Place de l'opera Around the corner to the left above, I spotted 11 Rue Scribe : Then I found myself on Rue Auber (getting lost at this point): Getting lost in Paris is not easily done, as the streets are laid out in orderly fashion. However I am not an orderly person. Confused by the uniformly beautiful architecture, I went back to Google Maps to look for the usual landmarks. Here's what I found: Place Charles de Gaulle side view of Arc de Triomphe origins of the Arc ( YouTube ) fly zone: just visiting Eiffel Towe

Into Temptation: A Street View Hudson Promenade

Hudson runner Ah! Nothing so relaxing as watching somebody else work. Take a break! Work and play in the virtual world taxes the mind. While consulting Google Street View for  the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection - 1885 , I became distracted and went on a long detour. The shots below are derived from Google Street View along NYC's Hudson River Park. Click the captions to see the original Street View images. Click the photos to enlarge. Allow me to lead you into temptation! proper pace ...if you've got the right hat... under sail a moment of relaxation between squirrels... (Don't see any? Neither does the dog for the time being.) luminations angles 4 6 Joe's Lil Red (From YouTube  & Wolfe Hight ) The next video should make you a fan of virtual travel if you aren't already! "How to get to the Little Red Lighthouse" With a tip o' my hat to YouTube and Craze

Rochester NY, Powers Building

updated 30 January 2018 Aerial Survey (isolation from Avian Review below) I went to Rochester via Google Street View looking for the New York One-Price Clothing House at 10 West Main St. for page 68 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection - 1885 . Here's what I found nearby: Flying High Grand Entrance State St., July 2015 Salutations Apr 2012 You can listen to a history of this location before the Powers Building (above) was built on the Democrat & Chronicle's RocRoots site .  The Monroe County Library System details the construction history of the Powers Building . Special thanks to New York City developer Value Properties, Inc. for their successful renovation of this outstanding Rochester landmark, as detailed in the New York Times . Before and after pictures of the renovation are featured on . In 2013, Ashley Management offered the opportunity to locate your business here: YouTube Hans Padel

Bridgeport CT

updated 15 June 2019 Illumination at Bridgeport Google Street View This is the Barnum Museum , donated to the people of Bridgeport in 1893 by P.T. Barnum. updated 11 Nov 2016 The history of American industry sometimes looks like industrial  "slash and burn." For instance, here's  the Lansing NY Penn-Dixie story as related by Lansing Historian, Louise Bement : "A labor strike at the plant in 1946 precipitated the decision by the management of Penn-Dixie (which had succeeded the founding Portland Point Cement Company in 1910) to shutter the plant and take the operation elsewhere. When the mill was closed in 1947, the homes at Portland Point — all of which, except the then-standing Hancy residence, had been built by the company on land it owned — were razed and the former employees and their families were scattered, homeless , across the Town of Lansing ." Who were the people made homeless by Penn-Dixie? Bement tells us, “They were all newcome